MLK Medallion Award

MLK Medallion Award

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Medallion Award

​The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Medallion Award is presented each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day during the National Day of Celebration. It is given to individuals in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community who exemplify the ideals of Dr. King.  


Nominees should meet the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of Charlotte-Mecklenburg
  • 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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The City of Charlotte through their Community Relations Committee have come together to expand our community's observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day through the Charlotte-Mecklenburg MLK National Holiday Celebration. Through honorable events, the community will celebrate those who are committed to carrying Dr. King's legacy forward from generation to generation.
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