Brother Hugh Henderson arrived in Cincinnati to serve at St. Mark ten years ago from St. Joseph College in Rensselaer, IN and found that the Archdiocese of Cincinnati did nothing to honor Dr. King. “It bothered me that the Church of Cincinnati did nothing to honor this magnificent man, Martin Luther King, who sacrificed his life carrying out the principles of social justice, equality, love of thy neighbor and nonviolence. These are exactly the things that the Catholic Church teaches. Other organizations and churches in the city hosted celebrations and I thought, “why not us?” I am proud to say that from the first celebration where former Archbishop Pilarczyk and deceased Fr. Clarence Rivers were among the honorees, to present day, the event has grown enormously.”
Award recipients are selected from a list of nominated candidates in the categories of clergymen and women, laypersons, elected officials, ecumenical figures and youth. Each in his or her own way has enriched the communities in which they serve by working toward peace, justice and equality. They have been steadfast in their work and have done so as Dr. King would have - in a non-violent manner and in the spirit of love. They have truly been "Keeping the Dream Alive."
For more information, contact Bro. Hugh Henderson: 513-961-0472.