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Here are the MLK Jr. award recipients for 2023

A Black woman with long braids is sitting in a light blue plastic chair, with greenery behind her. She is wearing a black t-shirt and pants, and is gesturing with her hands.
Photo by Sejake Matsela.

Each year, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration recognizes three individuals that have made a difference in the community; people who are continuing to advance the work that Dr. King began. Here are the three recipients for 2023:

The celebration will take place January 15th, at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, beginning at 5 p.m. Doors will open at 4 p.m. Rev. Joel King, cousin of Dr. King, will be the keynote speaker.

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