Watch: MLK III gives 'unsung hero' awards

MLK III 'honored' to be in Israel Sunday, after Jewish Agency award ceremony honoring work for the Ethiopian-Israeli community.

Eliran Baruch,

Martin Luther King III (file)
Martin Luther King III (file)

Martin Luther King III, the son of American civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. and President of the Drum Major Institute, held a special ceremony Sunday to honor Ethiopian-Israeli community activists. 

King held the event along with Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky.

Honorees included singer Idan Raichel, former MK Pnina Tamano-Shata, and journalist Anat Saragusti. 

The ceremony was held at the National Institutions Building, the Jewish Agency headquarters in Jerusalem.

The three received the 2016 Unsung Hero Award from the Drum Major Institute, a civil rights organization established in 1961 by Martin Luther King, Jr. adviser Harry Wachtel and revived in 1999 by Martin Luther King III, New York attorney William Wachtel, and former US Ambassador to the UN and Mayor of Atlanta Andrew Young.

"Any time that individuals are recognized as unsung heroes and heroines who are doing work around human rights, it's very very important to be able to come here, to this center, today," MLK III stated to Arutz Sheva, noting the honor was for him as well.

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