The Paul and Suzanne Murray Martin Luther King, Jr. Courage Awards are presented annually to young people from the Capital Region in middle or high school (grades 6-12), who have demonstrated personal courage by taking positive action against racism, prejudice or bias-related violence in their community. This award honors those who: • Have demonstrated extraordinary leadership skills as spokespersons for tolerance. • Embody the courage to be bridge builders and peacemakers. • Have taken action fighting intolerance or have engaged in violence prevention or conflict resolution. • Have stood up against hate and violence.