Drum Majors

MLK Drum Major Award Recognizes Unsung Leaders

In a sermon delivered nearly 55 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. described what he called the “Drum Major Instinct” to the congregation in Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church. The words he spoke that day were the inspiration for a national service award that recognizes leaders who give their time serving others but seldom seek the spotlight.

Report on 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 (All day)

Americans Honor the Life and Legacy of Dr. King
Hundreds of Thousands Volunteer on 2012 MLK Day of Service

“Today, we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And we should honor that legacy by acting as drum majors for service and lifting up those less fortunate – not just today, but every day”

-President Obama, MLK Day of Service, January 16, 2012

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