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Michael Shermis
Special Projects Coordinator
Community and Family Resources Department

Marcus Debro
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission

City 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 nominations 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 and is presented annually at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration in January.

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.

Recent winners of the Legacy Award include Daniel Soto Mayorga, Bloomington United, Nicole Griffin, the Indiana University Office of Diversity Education, the Rev. E. D. Butler, the Banneker History Project, Elizabeth Mitchell, the Monroe County Racial Justice Task Force, and Guy and Connie Loftman.

Nominations may be made here ( The deadline for nominations is December 5, 2018. For more information contact Special Projects Coordinator, Michael Shermis, at or 812-349-3471.