Martin Luther King Day is coming up and 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 those who strive for equity in education, race relations, community service, peace and justice.

Last year, the UW-Superior Black Student Union received the Superior African Heritage Community Emerging Leader Award and the Student Involvement Evolving Student Organization Award. Hopefully they will receive this award and continue being a great organization for the school.

The awards will be announced and given at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Rally at the DECC Symphony Hall on Monday, Jan. 16. The rally will start at 11:45 a.m.