West Virginia Universitys Center for Black Culture and Research is accepting statewide nominations for its 12th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Award to be presented at a special breakfast on Monday, Jan. 21, the day the nation commemorates Dr. Kings birth.

“Dr. Kings dream of an inclusive and equal society lives on in the way many West Virginians live their lives today,”said Katherine Bankole, WVU center director.”This annual award recognizes those individuals whose commitment to social justice make this world a better place for all of us.”

The WVU award is open to all state residents who have made substantial contributions to improving the human condition or who have been involved in humanitarian concerns related to civil rights and advocacy, Dr. Bankole said.

Dec. 31 is the deadline to submit nominations to the WVU CBC &R, 590 Spruce St., P.O. Box 6417 Morgantown, W.Va. 26505-6417.

The award will be presented during a Unity Breakfast Monday, Jan. 21, from 8-10 a.m. in the WVU Mountainlair ballrooms.

For more information, call 304-293-7029 or visithttp://www.wvu.edu~cbcr