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City King Commission Seeks Nominees for Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 19, 2015

For more information, please contact:

Michael Shermis, Special Projects Coordinator, City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department, 812.349.3471, mlk@bloomington.in.gov

Nicole Griffin, Chair, City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, 812.856.4648, nsg@indiana.edu

City King Commission Seeks Nominees for Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award

Bloomington, Ind. - The City of Bloomington's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission is soliciting nominees for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award. The award recognizes and affirms those who have made significant contributions in the areas of race relations, justice and human rights. It is presented annually at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration in January. Nominations may be made online at http://tinyurl.com/nbalejn. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 8, 2016.

Nominees must have been Monroe County residents, businesses, or advocacy groups for at least one year and must have been involved in making tangible and meaningful contributions to the improvement of community conditions and the advancement of race relations, racial justice or human rights causes.

Past winners of the Legacy Award include Bloomington United, the Monroe County Branch of the NAACP, Guy and Connie Loftman, the Rev. E. D. Butler, the Rev. Michael Anderson, the Monroe County Racial Justice Task Force, the Banneker History Project, Dr. James E. Mumford, Dr. Charlie Nelms, Kenneth W. Thomas, WFHB Community Radio, Elizabeth Mitchell, Daniel Soto Mayorga, John Whikehart, the Indiana University Office of Diversity Education, Marlene and Donald Griffin, Sr. and Craig Brenner.

For more information, please contact City of Bloomington Special Projects Coordinator, Michael Shermis, at mlk@bloomington.in.gov or 812.349.3471.

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