The City of Bloomington’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration will be held as a virtual event on Monday, January 18, at 7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature keynote speaker Dr. Khalid el-Hakin, founder and curator of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, which features over 7,000 artifacts of Black memorabilia.

Performances by the Indiana University African American Choral Ensemble and the IU Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department will accompany el-Hakin’s talk.

The celebration, which recognizes volunteers from the annual “A Day On! Not a Day Off!” day of service, will also include the presentation of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award by Mayor John Hamilton.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration is made possible by:

  • City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department
  • Indiana University
  • The IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs
  • Cook, Inc.
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Old National Bank
  • Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Bloomington
  • Lola B. Debro and Family
  • United Way
  • Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home
  • Bloomington Human Rights Commission

RSVP for the event here.