New Community Board Chairman Dr. A. Zachary Yamba was selected to receive the Steward of the Dream Award, which embodies the vision of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and honors recipients for their contributions to the African-American community. Yamba received the award at the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Reception and Performance at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Jan. 16.
“It’s really a great honor for me to be given this award, especially in connection with an individual like Dr. Martin Luther King who is such an inspiration for all of us in this country,” Yamba said. “I never thought of what I did in any way rose to the level of being called the Steward of the Dream.”
The event marks the 23rd of its kind. It is a partnership between NJPAC and the Newark Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
NJPAC President and CEO John Schreiber said, “Our organizations have been proud to recognize leaders in our community who extol and exemplify the ideals and principles espoused by the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”