Updated Jan. 24, 2023

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Citizenship Award
for Upstate of South Carolina

Each year, the Brothers of Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter present this award to an individual from the Greenville Community who has worked timelessly to provide outstanding leadership and service to others.

The recipient of the award demonstrates the same outstanding leadership and community service as our late Brother Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

There have been 37 winners of the award which started as an award program in 1981 with the already established MLK Commemorative Banquet (now known as the MLK Scholarship Gala). We are proud to have the collective service of our winners over the years as local examples of Dr. King's Legacy. The service they have given our community and its causes is beyond measure.

* Deceased

Mr. George W Singleton received the
2023 MLK Citizenship Award at the
MLK Scholarship Gala on January 7, 2023

Past Recipients of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Citizenship Award

Ralph Anderson Roger Owens Mary Duckett
Ms. Annie Mae Austin Donald J. Sampson Pastor Sean Dogan
Pastor S.C. Cureton* Judge Willie T. Smith Dr. Phinnize Fisher
Lottie Gibson* J. Wilbur Walker Jil Littlejohn
Pastor Sylvester Golden Robert F. Young Cleveland A. Christophe
Dr. Rudolph G. Gordon* Fred Bostic Bajeyah Eaddy
Truman Hubert Michael Burton Peggy Baxter
Rubeye Jones Dr. Thomas J. Bowman, Sr. Stacey Ashmore
Xanthene S. Norris Rev. Johnny Flemming Pearlie Harris
Dr. Thomas E. Kerns Mary Blackstone-Ross Rev. Dr. John H. Corbitt
Lillian Brock-Fleming Chandra Dillard James E. Bobo
Richard Kerns Dr. Max Heller Mr. William W. Brown
T. A. Mosley Maxim Williams

Mr. George W. Singleton

Our slogan is still, "First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All."