Nominate Iowans Committed to Equality and Service


The Iowa Department of Human Rights’ Commission on the Status of African-Americans is seeking nominations for two awards that honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Commission will present MLK Achievement and Service Project Awards at the 31st Annual Celebration of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 20, 2020.

Iowans are encouraged to nominate deserving individuals in the following categories:

MLK Achievement: Recognizes individuals who have demonstrate a commitment to Dr. King’s vision, helping others, cultural awareness, diversity, active community participation and promoting racial equality of all people in Iowa.

MLK Service Project: Recognizes individuals and/or organizations who are or have participated in a service project that has strengthened their Iowa community, such as mentoring, read to children at schools, community centers, or shelters, restored schools, built playgrounds, and organized neighborhood watches, etc.

Nomination forms must be postmarked by December 20, 2019.

If you have questions, contact the office at 515-281-3274 or toll-free 800-351-4659.