MLK Events

​Atrium Health Martin Luther King Jr. Growing the Dream Award Ceremony

On behalf of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee, thank you for your continued support of honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during our National Holiday Celebration.

Due to COVID-19, we will not be hosting the MLK parade in January and will be shifting to a virtual platform for other activities to honor Dr. King. While this was a difficult decision, the safety of our community and participants is our top priority.

During the 2021 Charlotte-Mecklenburg National Holiday Celebration, highlights from past parades will be featured on WSOC-TV along with programming that showcases how members of our community are reflecting on and honoring Dr. King’s legacy.

Our annual celebration has always been successful because of partners like you. Your work throughout the community not only honors Dr. King but also helps make Charlotte-Mecklenburg a better place for all. Thank you again and we look forward to celebrating together again in the future.


Growing the Dream is a luncheon held to recognize Mecklenburg's unsung heroes and community members who work to foster unity and promote diversity and multiculturalism in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. The event is free to attend and space is limited. Submit your 2021 nomination here


2019 Growing The Dream Award Winners ​

Keith & Serena Cockrell - Seed Award

Earnerst Winston - Root Award

Shaun Corbett

Nakisa Glover

John Ham

Yolanda Horton

Carol Lilly

Tonya Rivens

Doris Shivers

Jacqueline Thomas

​2021 Atrium Health Martin Luther King Jr. Growing the Dream Award Ceremony

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MLK Events & Activities