Nominations are now being accepted for an annual award that recognizes Mecklenburg County residents who best exemplify the ideals of civil rights leader Martin Luther King. Jr.
The Medallion Award is presented each year by the citys Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations committee. The winner will be recognized Jan. 21 at the 19th annual MLK Prayer Breakfast.
Nominations are due by Dec. 5 and can be submitted online at crc.charmeck.org. People wanting more information can contact Terry Bradley at 704-336-5271.
Officials said nominees will be evaluated based on their involvement in promoting the ideals of racial equality and social justice as espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Such examples include: celebrating the worth of all human beings, pursuing equal rights by non-violent means, active involvement in community service, and/or encouraging people of diverse cultures to live together in a spirit of love and acceptance.