Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembered, Celebrated Statewide
More than 600 students, legislators, state employees and civic leaders were in the Indiana Statehouse last Thursday for the Indiana Civil Rights Commission's 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration.
The program was highlighted by Governor Daniels' remarks, a keynote address by Kevin P. Chavous and the presentation of awards. Click here to watch the program.
A special thanks to a few of the more than 25 media outlets who covered the program:
- WTHR- Indianapolis
- FOX-59- Indianapolis
- Channel 16- Indianapolis
- Indianapolis Star
- Indiana Herald
- Indianapolis Recorder
- Radio Disney
- Associated Press
- Northwest Indiana Times
Among the many things Dr. King was known for was his great commitment to serving the community. To honor his passion for service, the Indiana Civil Rights Commission organized their first annual MLK Day of Service which took place last Friday.
The King Day of Service brought together dozens of volunteers to work on various projects on and around Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street in Indianapolis.
Partners for the MLK Day of Service included:
- Indiana Black Expo, Inc.
- The City of Indianapolis
- Indy Parks
- The Flanner House
- Watkins Park Family Center
A challenge presented throughout the state, by Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission Jamal L. Smith, was for Hoosiers to serve their community on the King National Holiday on Monday.
Local groups, churches and municipalities throughout Indiana responded to the challenge as hundreds of programs and projects were done in honor of Dr. King.
Click here for more information on Dr. King projects and programs statewide.
Indiana Civil Rights Commission
The Indiana Civil Rights Commission enforces Indiana Civil Rights Laws and provides education and services to the public in an effort to ensure equal opportunity for all Hoosiers and visitors to the State of Indiana.