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Many Stories, One Utah: Utah Martin Luther King Jr. License Plate

Now Available!

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In honoring Dr. King’s legacy, the Utah Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission hosted an art contest for the official state decal of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. license plate. With an accompanying slogan of “Many Stories, One Utah,” the selected artwork promotes diversity, equity and human rights and was designed by Eleanor Smith, a former student at Timpview High School and upcoming freshman at Brigham Young University. 

Show your support and order the new Utah Martin Luther King Jr. License plate now available at Utah DMVs. All you need to get started is your current license plate number and the last four digits of your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). Then, follow the simple steps below to get your special group plate mailed right to your door.

STEPS TO Request YOUR LICENSE PLATE


STEP 1. 

Visit www.dmv.utah.gov.

STEP 2. 

Click on “E-Services” at the top of the page.

STEP 3. 

Select "Order License Plates".

STEP 4. 

Submit your current license plate number, last name, zip code and the last four digits of your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number).

STEP 5. 

Select “Special Group Plate” from the drop down menu, and then under “Plate Type” scroll down to select:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Recognition Special Group Plate
STEP 6. 

Pay the Special Group Plate fees ($21) to complete your order.


Go to Utah DMV Site

Questions?


Please email us at mlkcommission@utah.gov for questions or concerns.


This license plate design was inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream for a world that values and celebrates differences. With that dream in mind, I created a design that symbolizes the many unique voices of Utah coming together in love and unity. I hope that people will use this license plate to share a message of equality, and I hope that everyone who sees the plate feels welcomed and accepted by their community.

ELEANOR SMITH | STUDENT ART CONTEST WINNER 

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License Plate Contest Sponsors

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Utah MLK Jr. Human Rights Commission

The mission of the Utah Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission is to serve the people of Utah and involve all sectors—public and private—in a conscious effort to promote diversity, equity and human rights.

> Learn more about the commission.

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Legislative Support

The license plate has long been a goal for the Utah Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission, initially being proposed by the commission in 2012 and supported by former Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck and Sen. Howard Stephenson. The bill for the special group license plate, which was sponsored by Rep. Sandra Hollins and Sen. Luz Escamilla, passed in 2020. A huge thank you to former Rep. Chavez-Houck, Rep. Hollins and Sen. Escamilla on this monumental accomplishment to the community and the State of Utah.

> Learn more about the license plate bill.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. summoned the best qualities that have guided and sustained the American spirit while strengthening our nation’s commitment of equality, justice, freedom, and peace. He awakened the necessary goodness of all people and led a nonviolent movement that enriched our moral purpose as a nation. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. raised the consciousness of our country through his personal dream where all people are judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I believe this license plate will show that we are about the content of one’s character, and not the color of one’s skin. This license plate will show our nation that Utah is committed to equality, freedom, justice and peace!

Eddy Thompson | UTAH MLK Jr. HUman Rights COMMISSION 
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MLK LICENSE PLATE DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE


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Neelam Chand

Utah Martin Luther King Human Rights Commission

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Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Utah Multicultural Commission

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Taylor Hartman

Utah Martin Luther King Human Rights Commission

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Rep. Sandra Hollins

Utah State House of Representatives

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Emma E. Houston

Utah Martin Luther King Human Rights Commission

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Dr. Roderic Land

Salt Lake Community College

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Simba Maponga

Utah Martin Luther King Human Rights Commission

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Nubia Peña

Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs

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Bridget Shears

Utah Martin Luther King Human Rights Commission

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Eddy Thompson

Utah Martin Luther King Human Rights Commission


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