LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — California Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Isadore Hall, III (D – Compton) will be honored as the 2010 recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles (SCLC), on Jan. 18.

Founded in 1957 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the afterglow of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the SCLC has grown into one of the most influential civil rights organizations in the United States. The organization is currently led by Dr. King’s daughter, Bernice King.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award is presented to individuals for outstanding contributions to human and civil rights, noteworthy works or deeds in the past year and a history of activism in Dr. King’s nonviolent tradition.