The recipients of the 2000 Martin Luther King,
Jr. Lifetime Achievement Awards are Iowans who have shown their
dedication and commitment to breaking racial barriers and serving
the people of their individual communities. Monroe Colston and
Dr. Julius Connor, both of Des Moines, and JoAnn Jordan of Waterloo
will be presented their awards at a special ceremony at the New
State Historical Building on January 17, 2000. The Historical
Building is located at 600 East Locust Street in Des Moines.
The program begins at 11:00 AM and is free and open to the public.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony is a state celebration
sponsored by the Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans.
Past awardees include former Lt. Governor Joy Corning, Reverend
Wilson Rideout, Mrs. Mary Louise Smith and Mrs. Beulah Webb.
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information about the 2000 Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration.