The 23rd Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration will be held in January 2024. This community event celebrates the legacy of Dr. King and provides an opportunity to highlight community members or local organizations for their outstanding work and positive impact in Champaign County.
Organizers of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration are now accepting nominations from the public for three prestigious community awards, including:
- James R. Burgess, Jr./Susan Freiburg Humanitarian Award – An award honoring the humanitarian efforts of individuals who contribute to the basic human dignity of those in need.
- Doris Hoskins Prestigious Community Service Award – An award honoring individuals who engage in improving the well-being of Champaign County.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Outstanding Achievement Award – An award honoring individuals or organizations that work for social justice in the spirit of Dr. King. The principles of justice that Dr. King espoused include promoting equal rights for all persons regardless of race, religion, economic status, or physical and mental ability.
Nominations can be made online at mlkcelebration.org through December 1, 2023.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration is sponsored by the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College, the University of Illinois, and the Village of Rantoul. For more information please visit mlkcelebration.org.