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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. Nominate someone for the 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​
Past winners

2014 - Deborah Walker, Ph.D.
2013 - Steve Crump
2012 - (National observance partnered with McCrorey 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. Wilhelmenia 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