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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. State Celebration Commission For Missouri

 

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                                                                Missoruri Governor Welcome

Authority: Executive Order 95-22  

Department: Labor and Industrial Relations

Mission: The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Commission considers and recommends to individuals and organizations appropriate activities for the recognition and celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Missouri.

SubCommittees: Public Relations Local Celebration Brochure Publication Fundraising Statewide Celebration Networking Distribution

 

 

Greetings from the Chairwoman

DR. LATONIA COLLINS SMITH

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 Favorite Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quote:

 “The time is always right, to do what is right.”

 

Greetings…on behalf of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. State Celebration Commission of Missouri!

 

On this 34th Anniversary, we pay tribute to Dr. King’s legacy by highlighting statewide events, and honoring individuals and organizations who put into practice his high ideals and aspirations for equal rights. His fight for access to quality education and healthcare, economic empowerment, service to the community, freedom and justice serves as an example for us all.

As we commemorate Dr. King’s life and achievements, we extend our gratitude to the many longtime followers, and new admirers, of our State’s celebration of his legacy.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support!

 

Sincerely,

Dr. LaTonia Collins Smith, Chairwoman

 

THE 2020 COMMISSIONERS

STATE OF MISSOURI

 

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Celebration Commission was appointed by the governor of the state of Missouri in 1986. The specific mission of the Celebration Commission is to consider and recommend to individuals and organizations appropriate activities for the recognition and celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday in the state of Missouri. Commissioners are: 

                                              gov   The Honorable Michael Parson,  Governor

     Dr. LaTonia Collins Smith, Chairwoman (St. Louis)

 

      Commissioners

 

Mrs. Anita Banks (St. Louis)

Ms. Sheryl Branch-Maxwell (Southeast Missouri/Missouri Bootheel)

Mr. James H. Buford (St. Louis)

The Hon. Emanuel Cleaver II (Kansas City)

Mrs. Merdean F. Gales (St. Louis)

Mr. Ollie Gates, (Kansas City)

Dr. Henry Givens, Jr., Chairman Emeritus (St. Louis)

Mrs. Constance G. Gully, Chairperson Emeritus (St. Louis)

Ms. Charlotte C. Hardin (Springfield)

Mr. Earnest Hart (St. Louis)

Rev. Sammie E. Jones (St. Louis)

Mr. Jack McBride (Fulton)

Mrs. Myrle Mensey-Symonds (St. Louis)

Atty. Michael E. Middleton (Columbia)

Rev. Earl Nance, Jr. (St. Louis)

Dr. Gwendolyn D. Packnett (St. Louis)

Mrs. Ruth Smith (St. Louis)

Ms. Bertha A. Thomas (Kirksville)

The Hon. Betty Thompson (St. Louis)

Ms. Lessie J. Thompson (Lee’s Summit)

Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack, Chairman Emeritus

 

                         Martin Luther King, Jr. State Celebration Commission

3026 Laclede Avenue HGA 110
St. Louis, MO 63103

Phone: (314)-340-5754

Email: MLK@hssu.edu

 

 

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