MLK Committee Announces 2024 Robert T. Matsui Community Service Award Honoree!
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sacramento State - The University Union
Saturday, January 27, 2024
2024 Robert T. Matsui Community Service Award Honoree
The MLK Celebration Sacramento committee is excited to announce Larry Lee, owner and publisher of the Sacramento Observer has been selected to receive the prestigious Robert T. Matsui Community Service Award at the 25th Annual MLK Celebration.
Larry Lee, Publisher of the Sacramento Observer
The Robert T Matsui Community Service Honor for 2024 is set to be bestowed upon Mr. Larry Lee, owner and publisher of The Sacramento Observer, the leading African-American newspaper in America headquartered in Sacramento. This recognition is a testament to Mr. Lee's outstanding commitment to community service and his significant contributions to making the Sacramento region a better place for all.
Larry Lee's dedication to community service is deeply rooted in his family's legacy. His father, Dr. William Lee, the founder and publisher of the Observer Newspapers, was the second recipient of the Robert T Matsui Award. This family connection adds a poignant layer to Larry Lee's recognition, highlighting the enduring commitment of the Lee family to the betterment of the Sacramento region.
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Please join us on Saturday, January 27, 2024, to honor Larry Lee
11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Essay Contest | Sponsored by ABC10 and the Sacramento Kings
Middle and high school students (grades 6-12) from El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, and Yolo Counties have a wonderful opportunity to take part in the 11th Annual MLK Celebration Essay Contest, organized by the MLK Celebration Committee and ABC10.
In the high school division, you can win a $500 first-place prize, $300 for second place, and $200 for third place. If you're in middle school, there's a $250 first-place prize, $150 for second place, and $100 for third place. Additionally, first-place winners from both divisions will be invited to be highlighted during an upcoming Sacramento Kings game.
Click here to learn more about the essay contest, including all the details and rules.
The 25th Anniversary MLK Celebration Sacramento
The 2024 MLK Celebration will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024 to celebrate our 25th anniversary by honoring and remembering the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Please join us as we continue this Sacramento tradition to build bridges among our community, elected officials, clergy, nonprofits, students of all ages as we continue to create new paths for a better and brighter future for everyone.
We invite you to commemorate, celebrate and be educated at the 25th anniversary event as we remember the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the tens of thousands of people who have fought and continue to fight for equality across the country.
On behalf of the MLK Celebration Committee, we look forward to seeing you!