MLK Award

For over 30 years, the Martin Luther King Coalition has presented the presented the Martin Luther King Award to a New Hampshire resident who carries on work for social justice in the spirit of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The principles of social justice on which Dr. King’s Dream was based, include equal rights for racial minorities, women, the physically challenged, persons with special education needs, persons suffering from mental illness, the labor movement & the working poor, and social justice for our community’s immigrants & refugees.

All of the MLK Coalition Member Organizations, and the Previous Recipients of the Award who are still with us, are given the opportunity to nominate an individual whom they feel is worthy of the recognition that the Martin Luther King Award represents, for the manner in which he or she has pursued the turning of Dr. King’s Dream of liberty and justice for all, into a reality.

Previous Recipients

  • 2020: Brenda Lett
  • 2019: Dottie Morris
  • 2018: Jackie and Russell Weatherspoon
  • 2017: Eva Castillo
  • 2016: Paul Doolittle
  • 2015: JerriAnne Boggis
  • 2014: Honore Murenzi
  • 2013: Sisters of Mercy Northeast Community
  • 2012: Woullard Lett
  • 2011: Linda Gathright
  • 2010: Arnie Alpert
  • 2009: Regis Lemaire
  • 2008: Dr. Marie Metoyer
  • 2007: Dr. Mahboubal Hassan
  • 2006: Judy Elliot
  • 2005: Father John Gallagher
  • 2004: Lillye Spooner-Ramos
  • 2003: Dr. Selma Deitch
  • 2002: Hector Velez
  • 2001: Lois and Don Booth
  • 2000: Rev Dr Arthur Hilson
  • 1999: Christy Hammer
  • 1998: June Rojas Tumblin
  • 1997: Nabil Migalli
  • 1996: Mel Bolden
  • 1995: The Rev Bertha Perkins
  • 1994: Ruth McKay
  • 1993: Merv Weston
  • 1992: Roberta Gallant
  • 1991: Valerie Cunningham
  • 1990: Jim Splaine
  • 1989: Renny Cushing
  • 1988: Inez Bishop
  • 1987: Sandra Hicks