The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission was created by Indiana Code 4-23-24.1 to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and promote activities, dates and projects throughout the state. The 13 member Commission also organizes the annual Holocaust Observance, held during the National Holocaust Week of Remembrance.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission, the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, Indiana Black Expo, Inc., and AFSCME Local #725 will be hosting the 32nd Annual State of Indiana Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration. There will be a wreath placing ceremony on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at 6:00 PM at the Indiana War Memorial: Soldiers and Sailors Monument including a commemorative light show. The following day, there will be a Celebration including an award ceremony on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 12:00 PM at the Indiana Statehouse.