Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday, January 16, and an organization out of UWS has received quite an honor.

The University of Wisconsin-Superior Black Student Union has been nominated for the 2017 Twin Ports Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Peace Award in the Organization category.

Each year, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Peace Awards are given out to people in the community who exemplify the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and/or those who strive for equity in education, race relations, community service, peace and justice.

The awards will be announced and given at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Rally at the DECC Symphony Hall, starting at at 11:45 a.m.