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Strength to Hope" Click To Learn More..

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We are a group of concerned individuals from the Tyler, Texas area working to promote racial and ethnic equality through programs, open-discussions, education and advocacy. Click Here To Learn More......

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2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Virtual Celebration

Each year Tyler Together Race Relations Forum is honored to sponsor the Community-Wide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration.  Due to our current Covid Virus environment, it was decided hold a Virtual Celebration in partnership with our Community Partner, Dr. Pamela J. Phoenix and “Let’s Talk Tyler”.

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Our 2021 MLK Theme:   "Strength to Hope". 

Our Theme is Based upon this quote; "Social progress never rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless effort and the persistent work of dedicated individuals." (from Dr. King’s Martin Luther King, Jr."American Dream" Speech at Lincoln University, June 6th, 1961)

This year’s Celebration will consist of three parts that will be broadcast on our Community Partner, Let’s Talk Tyler’s FB Page

  1. A prerecorded video portion with our traditional greetings.  (~30 minutes) 

  2. A Zoom Panel Discussion with nine (9) community members (~45-60 minutes).  This interactive session is the portion for the community to submit comments. 

  3. A prerecorded video with Award, Recognitions and Announcements.



2021 Rev. Jerome R. Milton Award Honoree - Trude Lamb

The REV JEROME R. MILTON AWARD FOR NON-VIOLENT SOCIAL CHANGE (Award) recognizes outstanding leadership qualities and a demonstrated willingness to see injustices and inequities and willingness to act or motivate others to act non-violently to effect changes that benefit the community at large. Tyler Together Race Relations Forum is pleased to announce the recipient of our 2021 REV. JEROME R. MILTON AWARD FOR NON-VIOLENT SOCIAL CHANGE is: Trude Lamb. In 2020, Trude challenged our local Tyler Independent School Board to change the name of our local high schools.  Her efforts received National Attention and ultimately was instrumental in getting the name of both High Schools Changed.

Trude wrote to ask that the TISD board, to "change the name, not to ‘Tyler LEE’ but after someone who we can all be proud of.” 

Click Here to Learn More about Trude


2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Essay Contest

Again, Tyler Together Race Relations Forum is honored to sponsor our 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Essay Contest.  This annual event is open to All 6th – 12th grade students from a Smith County School. Entries must be received no later than close of business on Friday, January 29, 2021.Click Here for more 2021 Essay Contest details.

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