The Salute to Greatness Award, one of the King Center’s highest honors, is presented during the Annual Salute to Greatness Awards Dinner to individuals and progressive organizations in recognition of outstanding efforts toward building Dr. King’s Beloved Community. The award recognizes national and/or international individuals and organizations that exemplify excellence in leadership and have demonstrated a commitment to the principles and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Salute to Greatness Award was established and awarded for the first time in 1983 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King.
Below are highlights from this year’s ceremony:
2015 Salute to Greatness Awards.
Former President Bill Clinton greats Civil Rights Activist and former UN Ambassador Andrew Young.
Dr. Bernice King, Former President Bill Clinton and Andrew Young pose for the camera.
Former President Bill Clinton and Founder of the Clinton Foundation thanks the King Center for his award and challenges all to make a difference.
Dr. Bernice King hands award to Bernard J. Tyson with presenters Laura Turner-Seydel and Rutherford Seydel.
Dr. Bernice King helps Aidan Hornaday hold his ANGEL award. Presenter and King Center intern Demetrius Myatt assists.
Dr. Bernice King and King Center intern Kennedy Mack present ANGEL Award to Harris Rosen, Tangelo Park Program Developer.