Nominations open for Char-Meck MLK medallion award

Nominations open for Char-Meck MLK 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. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed in celebrating and promoting the worth of every human being. In his pursuit of equal rights by nonviolent means, Dr. King encouraged diverse cultures to live together in a spirit of love, understanding and service to one another.

In that same spirit, the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, through their Community Relations Committee, came together to expand our community’s observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day through the Charlotte-Mecklenburg MLK National Holiday Celebration.

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Once again, WSOC-TV is partnering with the city for the celebration.

If you know an individual who exemplifies the ideals of Dr. King, please click the link below to submit a nomination for the award.

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:

o Celebrating and promoting the worth of all human beings

o Pursuing equal rights by nonviolent means

o Encouraging people of diverse cultures to live together in a spirit of love and acceptance

o Active involvement in community service

o Resisting injustice wherever it is found

o Promoting inter-group relations and understanding

The City of Charlotte through its Community Relations Committee has 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.

If you have an inspiring story to share, email Kevin Campbell, WSOC-TV/WAXN-TV/Telemundo Charlotte public affairs manager, at Kevin.Campbell@wsoctv.com.