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Honoring MLK Jr.’s Drum Major Legacy: Innovative Pathways to Success

 

2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Innovation Service Award

The Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans hosted the Martin Luther King Jr.’s Drum Major Legacy program to honor members of communities across the nation who have upheld Dr. King’s legacy innovatively through their extraordinary every day acts of service towards youth and education. Nineteen awardees including educators and community members received the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Innovation Service Award at a special ceremony at the U.S. Department of Education headquarters in Washington, DC on April 3, 2018, the day before the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee.

While honoring the legacy of Dr. King, Secretary DeVos offered many thanks and congratulations to the award recipients for their contributions to youth and their communities

Congratulations to the following awardees:

Angel H. Malone, Principal, Orangeburg, SC
Angelique Maury, Director, Baring House Crisis Nursery Program at Youth Service Inc.
Asma Hanif, Community leader, Baltimore, MD
Bishop Larry Camel, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Saginaw, MI
Dr. Jim Rollins, Superintendent, Springdale School District, Springdale, AR
Dr. Marche Fleming-Randle, Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement, Wichita State University
Dr. Nicole Steele, Founder and Executive Director of Diamond in the Rough
Dr. Noor Fatima, Professor at International Islamic University,
DuShun Levelle Scarbrough, Sr., Executive Director, Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
Emily Lincoln, Sophomore and Community Leader
Karen Bell, Retired Army Veteran
Lady Shirley Camel, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Saginaw, MI
Lynne Gassant, Founder of Scholar Career Coaching
Oscar Hawkins, Kids First Awareness 21st Century Community Learning Center
Cindy Hawkins, Kids First Awareness 21st Century Community Learning Center
Rev. Jesse C. Turner, National Alliance of Faith and Justice (NAFJ) of the PEN or PENCIL (POP) Initiative