City Of Bloomington’s King Commission Seeks Nominees For Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award

(BLOOMINGTON) – 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.  The celebration will be held as a virtual event in 2021 in keeping with public health guidelines.

Nominations must be made at by December 1.  Nominees should be 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 David Hummons, 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.

For more information, please contact Special Projects Coordinator Michael Shermis at or 812-349-3471.