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The Greater Canton Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission

Serving Canton, OH and surrounding Stark County area

Dedicated to the promotion of racial harmony through progressive systemic change.

Achieving Racial Harmony Through Community Engagements

WELCOME TO THE GREATER CANTON MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMISSION

The Commission is a volunteer organization consisting of members from the Canton and Stark county areas. Members who represent the area come from all walks of life. They are united by the aims and goals of the Commission and mutual adherence to the spirit and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Mission of the Greater Canton Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission is to mobilize the community to emulate the philosophy, teachings, practices, and spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote racial harmony and bring about progressive systemic change.

As a model of diversity, the Commission will:

  •  Celebrate the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  •  Engage people to resolve racial differences.
  • Remove barriers that inhibit self-determination.
  • Support ideals of peace and justice for all.
  • Equip people with the principles of non-violence as a way of life.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

HIGHLIGHTS OF COMING EVENTS

  • Courage to Change- A Three Part Series: Personally, January 15th, Publicly, February 12th and Professionally, April 2nd." For more information
  • COVID VACCINATIONS: March 4th at the SE Community Center, 1400 Sherrick Road. 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Must be 65 or older and live in Canton City.  Call the Canton Urban League to schedule appointment.  330-754-1576

GET INVOLVED

Help us provide scholarships to more students. Your donation in any amount would help to make Dr. King's dream a reality for more deserving students. Please donate online or mail your donation to the Greater Canton Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission,

408 Ninth Street SW, Ste. 2110 Canton, OH 44707.

Email us: Thegreatercantonmlkjr@gmail.com

GET INVOLVED

Help us provide scholarships to more students. Your donation in any amount would help to make Dr. King's dream a reality for more deserving students. Please donate online or mail your donation to the Greater Canton Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission,

408 Ninth Street SW, Ste. 2110 Canton, OH 44707.

Email us: Thegreatercantonmlkjr@gmail.com