Dr. Clarence B. Jones To Receive The Martin Luther King Jr. Award

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Dr. Clarence B. Jones

[Black History Month Event]

Continuing a tradition of over 20 years in celebration of Black History Month, the Consulate General of Israel in New York together with the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York and the Jewish National Fund, will honor Dr. Clarence B. Jones, who served as a key advisor and speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Reverend Dr. Jesse T. Williams Jr. of the Convent Avenue Baptist Church, with the distinguished Martin Luther King Jr. Award.

Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York, and Rabbi Michael S. Miller, JCRC-NY, will officially present the award. Dr. Jones and Rev. Dr. Williams are being honored for their commitment to the dream of freedom and equality, their efforts in spreading compassion and for uniting communities of all backgrounds.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Award has been presented by the Consulate General of Israel in New York for over 20 years to individuals and organizations that promote ethnic and cultural understanding. To celebrate this great visionary, together with the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York and the Jewish National Fund, the Consulate General of Israel in New York annually honors those whose work reflects Dr. King's legacy of hope and peace.

This event is open for the press. To RSVP, please email Ian Cutler at ianc@newyork.mfa.gov.il or call (212) 499-5341

The Convent Ave. Baptist Church has respectfully requested that no cameras or other video equipment be brought into the event.

Details: Thursday, February 27th, 2014

6:30 p.m. Doors Open

7 p.m. Program Starts

Convent Avenue Baptist Church, 420 West 145th Street (Entrance on Convent Ave. between 144th and 145th St.), New York, NY 10031.

Present this evening at the church:

Dr. Clarence B. Jones, Co-author of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech; Visiting Professor at the University of San Francisco and Scholar Writer in Residence at the Martin Luther King Jr. Institute, Stanford University.

Reverend Dr. Jesse T. Williams Jr., Senior Pastor of Convent Avenue Baptist Church

Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York

Rabbi Michael S. Miller, CEO and Executive VP, Jewish Community Relations Council of New York

 

 

 

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