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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Medallion Award


Nominees should meet the following criteria

  1. Be a resident of Charlotte-Mecklenburg
  2. Promote the ideals of racial equality and social justice as espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. including, but not limited to:
    • Celebrating and promoting the worth of all human beings
    • Pursuing equal rights by non-violent means
    • Encouraging people of diverse cultures to live together in  a spirit  of love and acceptance
    • Active involvement in community service
    • Resisting injustice wherever it is found
    • Promoting inter-group relations and understanding​

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Past winners

2021 - Reverend Benjamin Boswell

2020 - Anna Hood and Sarah Coleman (posthumous)

2019 - Jacotran Potts

2018 - Greg Jackson

2017 - Dr. Peter M. Wherry

2016 - Reverend Rodney Sadler

2015 - Jermaine Nakia Lee

2014 - Deborah Walker, Ph.D.

2013 - Steve Crump

2012 - (National observance partnered with McCrory YMCA)

2011 - Susan Burgess (posthumous)

2010 - Dr. David Jacobs

2009 - Pastor Barbara Brewton (posthumous)

2008 - Julius Chambers, Stephanie Jennings (posthumous) and Valerie Woodard (posthumous)

2007 - David L. Taylor

2006 - Lenny Springs

2005 - Dr. Clifford Jones

2004 - Arthur Griffin, Dr. Wilhelmina Rembert, Carson Beckwith and General Cornell A. Wilson Jr.

2003 - Donald Baker (posthumous) and Dr. David Hunter

2002 - Joseph Powell and Dr. Vernon Herron

2001 - Larry B. Murray

2000 - Judge Shirley Fulton

1999 - Malcolm E. Everett III and James E. Ferguson II

1998 - Joe Martin

1997 - Diane English

1996 - Clara Williams

1995 - Jack L. Bullard

1994 - Robert L. Davis Jr.

1993 - Theresa D. Elder

1992 - Bishop George E. Battle Jr.

1991 - Ron Leeper

1990 - Dr. Leon Riddick

1989 - Dr. Loomis McGlohon

1988 - Harvey Gantt

1987 - Dr. Douglas W. Olderburg

1986 - Sarah Stevenson

1985 - Kelly Alexander Sr., Marion Cannon, Kitty Huffman, and Charles Jones

 

​2022 Atrium Health Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Observance & CMS Arts Writing Contest Award

The recipient will be honored during the Atrium Health Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday celebration.​​

 

Contact the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee for more information at 704-336-5271​​.

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