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Hundreds of Atlantans are expected to attend the event. Additionally, several other awards are presented at the gala, including the Coretta Scott King A.N.G.E.L Award, the Yolanda D. King Higher Ground Award, and the Christine King Farris Legacy of Service Award.
The annual event, which celebrates the King Holiday Observance, is the King Center’s premier fundraiser. Proceeds from the awards ceremony will benefit free programming and events from the King Center, which are open to the public throughout the year and benefit the nonviolence work and training activities around Nonviolence365®. The legendary R&B group Cameo will provide entertainment during the Afterglow Celebration, immediately following the awards ceremony.
“We all can play a part in building the beloved community my father envisioned,” said Dr. Bernice King.
The King Center is the official living memorial and non-profit organization committed to educating the world on the life, legacy, and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The center serves to inspire new generations to carry forward King’s unfinished work, strengthen causes and empower change-makers.
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The Salute to Greatness awards gala, which is known to recognize national and international individuals and corporations, will take place Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The awards gala is just one of many week-long events that the King Center hosts and celebrates in observance of MLK Day. For ticket information, visit the King Center at www.TheKingCenter.org.