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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Initiative


Mayor Demings' Seal


In the spirit of bringing the message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to unincorporated areas of Orange County and surrounding communities, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings has created the first Orange County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Initiative. Dr. King’s lifelong commitment to civil rights, nonviolence, and justice for all remains promising in today’s society. Through inclusiveness and collaboration, this initiative will commemorate his work and legacy for years to come.

Eddie Engram Award Poetry Contest

The Eddie Engram Award Poetry Contest is hosted by the Orange County African American Employee Network Inc. (OCAAEN) and the Orange County MLK Initiative. The contest is in celebration of Black of History Month, and commemorates long-time Orange County employee and first OCAAEN  president, Eddie Engram. The contest is open to students in grades 3 through 12. Students are asked to create an original work based on one of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.'s Six Principles of Nonviolence. The deadline to submit is Monday, March 1, 2021. Learn more about the guidelines of the Eddie Engram Award Poetry Contest (PDF).

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Office of the Orange County Mayor
201 S. Rosalind Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: (407) 836-7370

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