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.”
2021 Award Applications
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.
John Lewis Award Application
Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee (Committee) is excited to announce a special, one-time award honoring the life and legacy of the late U.S. Congressman and Civil Rights leader, John Lewis. Leader between the ages of 18-22 years old who are making a positive impact through social justice activism in the Triangle and surrounding areas (i.e. Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Orange, Vance, and Wake counties).
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.