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Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

January 17, 2020

3-5 p.m.

​The Vineyard Church

1500 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana

More details coming soon



Each year, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana come together with Champaign County, the Village of Rantoul, Parkland College and the University of Illinois to host a countywide celebration honoring the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We invite you to join in this celebration!




Do you know a person or organization making a positive impact in Champaign County?

Nominate them for one of three awards that will be presented during the Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide celebration. 

The nomination deadline was November 15, 2019. We aren't accepting nominations at this time. 

The James R. Burgess, Jr. - Susan Freiburg Humanitarian Award

Honors the humanitarian efforts of individuals who have contributed to the basic human dignity of those in need.

The Doris Hoskins Prestigious Community Service Award

Honors individuals who engage in improving the well-being of Champaign County.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Outstanding Achievement Award

Honors 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 or mental ability.

 Father Michael Pfleger

Keynote Speaker