Friday, November 17, 2023
PROVIDENCE, RI— Mayor Brett P. Smiley today announced the City of Providence is now accepting nominations for its twenty-first annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Individuals inducted to the MLK Hall of Fame are civic leaders that support the legacy of Dr. King and embody his work here in Providence.
“Providence is lucky to be the home of countless dedicated civic leaders who advocate on behalf of our community every single day,” said Mayor Brett P. Smiley. “We encourage you to nominate your local leaders who embody Dr.King’s commitment to advancing equality and social justice. I am looking forward to giving recognition to those individuals that have helped Providence become known as a welcoming and inclusive city.”
Letters of nomination will be accepted until Wednesday, December 20th. Nominees must be a resident of Providence or have accomplished a significant amount of community work in Providence. Letters should be no more than two pages long and specify how the nominee exemplifies the spirit of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to equity, civil rights and justice.
Electronic submissions are preferred and can be made to HRC@providenceri.gov. Letters can also be submitted by mail or in person to:
The Providence Human Relations Commission
City Hall, Suite 101
25 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903
ATTN: Wendy Johnson, Executive Director, Human Relations Commission
For a complete list of past honorees, visit the Human Relations Commission’s website at https://www.providenceri.gov/hr-commission/mlk-hof/.