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IU campuses across the state honor late civil rights leader on MLK Day

Jan 23, 2019

In honor of the late civil rights leader’s legacy, Indiana University’s 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations included several events across the state.

See how members of the IU community made Monday a day on, not off:

IU Bloomington

Building Bridges awardees stand with James Wimbush
Tamika Catchings

Photos by Craig Bisacre and Alex Kumar, Indiana University


Tracy Martin stands with Nasser Paydar
An IUPUI student sweeps the stairs in the SON Foundation house

Photos by Liz Kaye, Indiana University

IU Kokomo

Musician Griot B. and children from F.D. Reese Christian Academy at IU Kokomo
Musician Griot B. performs at IU Kokomo

Photos by Alisha Referda, Indiana University


Members of IUPUC's Latino-American Organization of Volunteers in Education
Carolyn Butler-Lee

Photos courtesy of IUPUC

IU Southeast

IU Southeast students volunteer on the 2019 Day of Service.
IU Southeast students carrying boxes.

Photos courtesy of IU Southeast

Additional events are planned next week and next month, including:


IU Northwest

The campus will celebrate MLK Day and Black History Month with a series of events, including Ron Jones’ performance of “MLK and the Strength of Shared Dreams” at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 24; a one-woman, interactive show by Gigi Coleman about the first African-American female pilot, Bessie Coleman, at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 5; and a lecture by Indiana native, Judge Robert Wilkins, an Indiana native and author of “Long Road to Hard Truth, the 100-Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American Early History and Culture,” at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 12. All three events will be in the Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium, Savannah Center.

Throughout February, Indiana University’s campuses will also mark Black History Month with events, speakers and programming that recognize African-American achievements and celebrate black history, culture, art and leadership.


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