Visits by the first African American to serve as an associate justice on the Indiana Supreme Court and an award-winning filmmaker will highlight a week of activities at Indiana University Bloomington celebrating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.
Myra Selby, who served on the state's highest court from 1995 to 1999, participated in several landmark decisions involving property taxes, insurance and tort law reform. She will keynote IU Bloomington's 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Leadership Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 19.
Bennett Singer, whose credits include the Emmy- and Peabody-winning series "Eyes on the Prize II: With God on Our Side," will speak and answer questions after a Jan. 18 screening of his latest documentary, "The Life of Bayard Rustin," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has won more than 20 awards in the United States and abroad.
Other highlights will include a performance, "Justice?: An Emergent Theater Project," the annual Unity Summit, a national case competition, a civil rights immersion trip to Tennessee and several other activities in campus cultural centers.
Classes are not held on the King holiday. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to use the day for community service. "A Day On, Not a Day Off," a massive volunteer effort, again will be organized in cooperation with a number of nonprofit agencies, IU and the city of Bloomington.
In this video, Indiana University Bloomington students reflect on the life and enduring legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.