The Media Fellowship House announces the MLK Spirit Hall of Fame to be introduced January 14 during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration at First Church Media, State and Lemon streets.
Inductees will be selected by the community from nominees that include any American having lived within the last 100 years. Nominees exhibit the qualities and character of Dr. King, among which are loyalty, leadership, integrity, honesty, determination and courage.
There will be a total of 10 nominees in the inaugural year. The MFH board has chosen Dorothy James as the first Hall of Fame honoree. Mrs. James, a co-founder of Media Fellowship House in 1944 with Marie Whitaker, performed deeds in defense of human rights from the 1930s through 1950s. These acts of courage in the service of social justice have become iconic in this community, and were the inspiration for our organization’s existence.
Nine additional nominees will be selected from the examples listed on the form below, and additional nominees may be submitted by community members within the program’s guidelines. These examples provide a range of people from various geographic regions, different generations and occupations who MFH and the board feel reflect the values of Dr. King. Our hope is that the community will suggest and champion others to add to the list.
The voting will be online from now until December 22, and the inductees will be revealed, along with posters created, at the King Birthday Celebration. We urge everyone to participate by voting as well as suggest nominees along their qualifications.
You may also download and complete the nomination form, and return it to the Media Fellowship House by mail or by dropping it off at MFH. Inductees will be revealed on January 14 at the Ceremony, and online at mediafellowshiphouse.org.