Congressman André Carson Attends Unveiling of the Julia Carson Commemorative Bust
Congressman André Carson attends unveiling
of the Julia Carson commemorative bust
INDIANAPOLIS – Today Congressman André Carson attended the 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration. The event included the unveiling of a bronze bust honoring Congressman Carson’s grandmother, Julia Carson, who was the first African American and first woman to represent the 7th Congressional District of Indiana.
“My grandmother had a special connection with the Hoosiers she represented and she tirelessly advocated for them in Congress,” said Congressman Carson. “This bust is a remembrance of her legacy – compassionate, bold, and collaborative leadership for those who need it most. It is truly humbling to see her service to the Indianapolis community honored in this way.”
The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration is hosted by the Indiana Civil Rights Commission and The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission. This year’s event also included the unveiling of a bronze bust commemorating James Sidney Hinton, Indiana’s first African American to serve in the Statehouse.