Annual Triangle MLK Celebration

Raleigh, North Carolina

Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Celebration

The evidence is very strong in today’s society that now is the time to stand for what is humane, right, and just. It is also time to recognize that we are bound together in this world with the potential to create a society of goodness and hope.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. acknowledged the importance of a just society abounding with fairness and basic respect for all people. In his theology and methodology, he embraced a commitment to create a glimpse of the Kingdom of God by stressing the beauty of the “Beloved Community”, where all human and natural life is deemed sacred and worthy of respect and support. He often preached about a single garment of destiny expressing his global vision of justice. On December 11, 1960, in a sermon entitled “The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life”, Dr. King expounds on this vision:

“I am absolutely convinced that God is not interested merely in the freedom of black men and brown men and yellow men. But God is interested in the freedom of the whole human race, the creation of a society where all men will live together as brothers and every man will respect the dignity and worth of all human personality.”

Critical Times: A Statement from Dr. Dumas Harshaw, Jr.

These are critical times in our nation. It has been a long time since we have witnessed such rage and anger displayed in a public manner. In critical times we must apply critical measures. First of all, we need to apply critical analysis to the current passionate protests and unfortunate violent disregard for orderly protest. The public killing of George Floyd is not a unique occurrence. There is a long history of black men being murdered in clear view without any accountability and application of law. This cannot continue in America any longer. This may simply be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. We must connect the dots on our racist history and have the courage to address it in our pursuit of truth and justice.

Inter-Faith Prayer Breakfast

Hundreds of people gathered in RTP on to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. at the annual Inter-Faith Prayer Breakfast on Monday, January 20, 2020.

King Leader Awards

King Leader Award Application

The Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee invites applicants for our annual “King Leader Award”. This award recognizes leaders in our community that exemplify Dr. King’s passionate commitment for transformation and justice. The King Leader Award recipient is announced at the annual Triangle Martin Luther King Annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast as part of the Committee’s celebration of the King Holiday.

2020 Winner

Dawn Blagrove
Executive Director

Carolina Justice Policy Center | Durham, NC
‘Criminal Justice Advocacy since 1975’
CJPC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to community education and empowerment on the issue of criminal legal reform and ending mass incarceration.


2019 Winner

Delores Bailey
EmPOWERment, Inc.
Chapel Hill, NC
Empowers individuals and communities to reach their destiny through community organizing, grassroots economic development and affordable housing.

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