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MLK, Jr. Community Service Awards

The Johns Hopkins University and The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health Systems proudly present the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration and Community Service Awards.

Johns Hopkins's annual commemoration celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by honoring community service by members of JHU and JHH/JHHS who demonstrate the same spirit of volunteerism and citizenship that characterized the life of Dr. King. Throughout his life, Dr. King had a deep faith in what people working together could accomplish for themselves and for their nation.

The 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award Recipients

  • Nusaiba Baker - Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

  • Brian Boyle - Advanced Academic Programs - Johns Hopkins University

  • Arthur Burnett - School of Medicine

  • Bridget Calvert - Johns Hopkins Health Care

  • Jennifer Lockhart - Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

  • Kristin Sheffield-Hunt - Bloomberg School of Public Health 

  • Ede Taylor - Johns Hopkins Health System

  • Anthony Walker - Johns Hopkins Hospital


Johns Hopkins Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Celebration Keynote Speakers

2014 - Freeman A. Hrabowski1999 - Julian Bond
2013 - Benjamin Jealous1998 - Levi Watkins and Benjamin Carson
2012 - Martin Luther King, III1997 - Kweisi Mfume
2011 - Shirley Sherrod and Regina Benjamin1996 - The Rev. Bernice King
2010 - Lou Gossett, Jr.1995 -  Sweet Honey in the Rock
2009 - Lynn Whitfield and Congressman Elijah E. Cummings1994 - Yolanda King, Ossie Davie, and Ruby Dee
2008 - Levi Watkins1993 - Johnetta Coles and Maya Angelou
2007 - Maya Angelou1990 - Stevie Wonder
2006 - James Earl Jones1988 -  Rosa Parks and Ralph Abernathy
2005 - Rev. Jesse Jackson1987 - Zenani Mendela and Benjamin Hooks
2004 - Cicely Tyson1986 - The Rev. Desmond Tutu
2003 - Danny Glover and Harry Belafonte, Ideals Award Recipient1985 - Harry Belafonte
2002- Coretta Scott King1984 - Andre Young
2001 - John Lewis and Dick Gregory, Ideals Award Recipient1983 - Coretta Scott King
2000 - Taylor Branch1982 - Martin Luther King, III and Bernard Lee


Updated 05/02/2014