Every year, The King Center in Atlanta leads the nation-wide observance of the national holiday commemorating the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One of the marquee events of the King Center’s week-long holiday experience will be the “Beloved Community Awards” (formally “The Salute to Greatness” Award). The Beloved Community Awards recognize national and international individuals and organizations that exemplify excellence in leadership; pursue the universal quest for social justice and who are committed to creating the Beloved Community, a more just, humane and peaceful world, in the tradition of Martin Luther King, Jr.
SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD:
Alicia Garza, Black Lives Matter
Opal Tometi, Black Lives Matter
Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Black Lives Matter
Presenter: Angela Rye
CORETTA SCOTT KING “SOUL OF A NATION” AWARD:
Johnnetta B. Cole, Ph.D.,
National Chair & President, National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
YOLANDA DENISE KING “HIGHER GROUND” AWARD:
Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja