The celebration also honors community leaders who uphold Dr. King's philosophy of diversity and equality.
The recipients of this year's Dream Awards were HEART Organization President and CEO Anne Johnson Milledge and Rev. Hilton Gillespie who started a compassionate outreach ministry during the flood of 1994 at his church One Love of the Nazarene.
Gillespie says he is thankful for the honor.
"It makes me feel humble to know that I would be chosen for that award," said Rev. Hilton Gillespie, Dream Award Winner.
The youth recipients were Candice Shirley and James Robinson the third.