King Family honored on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

August 18, 2014

DSC_0075 CBC Medal - King FamilyOn Tuesday, June 24, 2014, House and Senate leaders, Members of Congress, civil rights icons and advocates joined in the US Capitol in Washington D.C. to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mrs. Coretta Scott King. The ceremony was held in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. The Congressional Gold Medal “represents Congress’ highest expression of appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions to our nation.” Pictured at the event are (left photo, from left) Rev. Willie E. Brisco, President of Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH); Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI); and Anita Johnson, organizer with Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Also pictured at the event (right photo) are Leah Weber King, Dexter Scott King, former Virginia Governor Charles S. Robb, Linda Bird Johnson Robb, Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), Lonnie G. Bunch III, Arndrea King, Martin Luther King III, Dr. Bernice A. King, and (standing in front of the group) Yolanda Renee King.