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The Martin Luther King Jr. Award has been presented by the Consulate General of Israel in New York for the past 19 years to individuals and organizations promoting ethnic and cultural understanding. This annual tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. honors the dream of peaceful coexistence between people of diverse religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. To commemorate this great visionary, each year the State of Israel, together with JNF and UJA, honor those whose work keep alive Dr. King's legacy of hope and peace. Dr. John Ramos Sr., Superintendent of the Bridgeport, CT, Public School System, was so honored with the 2010 Award. Jewish National Fund planted Trees in the Martin Luther King Jr. Forest in Israel in Dr. Ramos' honor.

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