In 2021, the Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee will celebrate its 35th year of promoting cultural diversity, awareness and unity as it seeks to involve all Arizonans in recognizing the legacy or Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the contributions he left to the world in his quest for equality for all people.
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General Events Chair,
2019 Arizona MLK Lifetime Achievement Awardee
2006 Arizona MLK Living
The Dream Awardee
2021 MLK Awardees
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We are continuing to update this information site as we approach the 2021 Arizona MLK Celebration in Phoenix. As we plan the annual MLK Celebration, we look forward to once again honor community champions who continue to demonstrate their personal commitment to enhancing the dignity of all people while supporting the tenets and core values of Dr. King: Non-Violence; Love; Commitment; Courage; Social Justice; Leadership; and Racial Equality.
We will be broadcasting live from the MIM for the 35th annual MLK Awards Celebration. The event will be free and open to the public. Watch at YouTube.com/cityofphoenixaz.
Congratulations to the awardees for 2021! They are:
Calvin C. Goode Lifetime Achievement Award
• Harry Garewal
Living the Dream Award
• Carolyn Bristo Chatman
• Freddie Dobbins Jr.
• Angela R. Garmon
• Mel Hannah
Speakers for the 2021 Arizona MLK Celebration will be:
• Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
• Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Sr., president and CEO of National Newspaper Publishers Association
WATCH THE 35TH ANNUAL ARIZONA MLK VIRTUAL CELEBRATION • 11AM LIVE FRI JAN 15
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR. KING!