The Martin Luther King, Jr. State Commission is composed of members appointed by the Governor from diverse backgrounds in Kentucky life, including persons associated with labor, industry, commerce, government, civil rights, education, youth organizations, sports, fine arts and entertainment.
The Commission’s mission statement is to:
- Promote the Holiday as an occasion to reflect on the principles of racial equality and nonviolent social change as espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Encourage appropriate ceremonies and activities relating to the King Holiday.
- Promote community service in honor of the principles taught by Dr. King.
- Provide advice and assistance to local governments and private organizations with respect to observance of the Holiday.
- Promote the Holiday for interracial cooperation and youth antiviolence initiatives.
- Whereas, we honor this mortal man, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who gave the ultimate sacrifice; therefore, it is the Commission’s intention to promote unity, equality, and justice for all people in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the United States, and the world.
Martin Luther King, Jr. State Commission Members
Tiffany Yeast, Chair
Soreyda Benedit Begley
Save the date!
MLK Annual Celebration
When: 4 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
Where: Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort
Who: Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission
What: The celebration is open to the public and will include food, entertainment, speakers and award presentations for the Martin Luther King Jr. Citizenship Award and King Awards (K-12 student art and essay contests).
The King Center
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service
Kentucky AmeriCorps MLK Service Projects