AGF's selects Dr. Yvonne Duckett as its
2024 MLK Citizenship Award Winner

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Dr. Yvonne Duckett

Greenville, South Carolina - Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation (AGF) and Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity have selected Dr. Yvonne Duckett as their 2024 Martin Luther King, Jr. Citizenship Award (MLKCA) Winner. "Dr. Duckett's outstanding accomplishments as Director of Greenville Human Relations Commission were acknowledged by our selection committee, and we are very pleased to select her to join our list of MLK Citizenship winners," said Furman Jackson, Chair of the AGF Selection Committee and current President of Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter.  A list of the past MLKCA award winners is available here.

The award will be presented at our 45th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Celebration, which will be on Saturday, January 6, 2024, which will be in-person and via Eventbrite and hosted on Zoom. The Scholarship Celebration is the oldest celebration of MLK Day in Greenville, SC, with the first event being held in 1977. It has been co-sponsored by Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Furman University since 2008.

Last year, Mr. George S. Singleton, a Community Activist, was selected as the 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. Citizenship Award winner. In addition to presenting the winner of this year's award, the Celebration will feature a keynote speaker in the Greenville Area. 


We have again decided to hold our luncheon as a hybrid celebration with virtual and in-person options. The MLK Scholarship Celebration seeks to raise funds for the Foundation's efforts to support local youth in the Upstate of South Carolina. We are also proud to continue to host the first and oldest Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Event in the Upstate of South Carolina and our Martin Luther King Jr. Citizenship Award Winner selection.


Proceeds from the Scholarship Gala support the Luke H. Chatman Scholarship for local high students and fund other community efforts such as the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Program, Dr. Rudolph Gordon College Fair, and Joseph Vaughn Oratorical Competition. See Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation website for more information, Our event will again feature live entertainment by the Jamie Wright Band of Greenville, SC. 


A listing of the MLK 2024 events and their profiles can be found here and on the Alpha Greenville Foundation's website at


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