Town of Cary

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Downtown Cary

ALWAYS REMEMBER \"The urgency of the hour calls for leaders of wise judgement and sound integrity-Leaders not in love with money but in love with justice; leaders not in love with publicity, but in love with humanity; leaders who can subject their particular egos to the greatness of the cause.\" Quote by: Martin Luther King, Jr. More »

Welcome to Town of Cary

The purpose of the MLK Jr. Task Force of Cary is to build a beloved community of Hope, Love, Faith and Humanity that transcend race, color or national origin. More »

Dreamfest 2014

Each year in January we recognize and celebrate the life, work and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dreamfest is a partnership between the Town of Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department, Town of Cary Spruce Program and the MLK, Jr. Task Force of Cary. More »

MLK Jr. Task Force of Cary

The MLK Jr. Task Force of Cary is a non-profit (IRS 501 (c) (3) status) More »


MLK Task Force of Cary is a not for profit, 501(c)3 organization that has been established since 1995 by Carolyn Samson, for the sole purpose of helping to fulfill the promise of a dream that has awaken the consciousness of America. – by the late Martin Luther King Jr.



July 2, 1964, U.S. Prespresident johnson signing billident Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant to prohibit segregation in public places.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was landmark legislation that outlawed major forms of discrimination against African Americans and women, including racial segregation. That included the ending of some voting requirements and the racial segregation of schools, workplaces and public facilities.



Ronald_Reagan_Martin_Luther_King_Day_signingNovember 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a federal holiday to honor King. It was observed for the first time on January 20, 1986.

The bill established the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Commission to oversee observance of the holiday, and Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King Jr.’s wife, was made a member of this commission for life by President George H. Bust in May 1989.