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.”


We are facing a global and national crisis! Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families who have lost loved ones due to this unprecedented pandemic, and our prayers go out to the living victims of the coronavirus. We pray for the caretakers and medical specialists who do such noble work in times like these and all the leaders who must make very difficult decisions about people’s lives, wages, and livelihood. But, as grim as things make look, we must live by faith and not by fear. We must use this time to reflect, meditate and commune with our God. 

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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