Martin Luther King http://kmuw.org en Hundreds Expected To Celebrate The Life Of MLK At WSU MetroPlex Event http://kmuw.org/post/hundreds-expected-celebrate-life-mlk-wsu-metroplex-event <p>Hundreds are expected to attend this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration scheduled at noon on Monday at the Wichita State University metroplex.</p><p>The event is co-sponsored by WSU and The Greater Wichita Ministerial League. It's an effort to reflect on King's message of hope and pursuit of freedom, as evident in the slain civil rights leader's June 1963 speech in Detroit, where he reminds the crowd of the importance of passing the civil rights bill.</p> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 18:34:14 +0000 Carla Eckels 29100 at http://kmuw.org Hundreds Expected To Celebrate The Life Of MLK At WSU MetroPlex Event Celebrate MLK Day In The Wichita Area http://kmuw.org/post/celebrate-mlk-day-wichita-area <p></p><p>There will be several events in and around Wichita that will be commemorating the life of civil rights leader, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You can participate in these events beginning on Saturday and continuing through the King federal holiday on Monday.</p><p><a href="http://www.tkaamuseum.org/calendar.html#tip"><strong>The Kansas African American Museum- Saturday, January 18</strong></a></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 18:33:35 +0000 Hugo Phan 28990 at http://kmuw.org Celebrate MLK Day In The Wichita Area Past and Present: Dr. King and The Greatness of Service http://kmuw.org/post/past-and-present-dr-king-and-greatness-service <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>As we prepare again to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the ironies of the holiday and King’s memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, is that King, himself, was far more modest in how he wished to be remembered.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Robert E. Weems Jr. 28737 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: Dr. King and The Greatness of Service Wichita Celebrates Life Of MLK, Inauguration http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-celebrates-life-mlk-inauguration <p>Hundreds took part in an annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in Wichita Monday, co-sponsored by The Greater Wichita Ministerial League and Wichita State University.</p><p>This year’s event showcased a live broadcast of the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.&nbsp;</p><p>The audience erupted in applause while watching Obama take the ceremonial oath of office on a big screen at the WSU Metroplex.</p><p>Attendee Floyd Johnson, Sr. considered the day historic.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:05:42 +0000 Carla Eckels 11517 at http://kmuw.org Wichita Celebrates Life Of MLK, Inauguration Top Morning News 01.18.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-011813 <p><em>Jobless rate remains unchanged; Kansas officials to make anti-human trafficking announcement; Wichita to celebrate MLK day with several events.</em></p><p><strong>Kansas Jobless Rate Unchanged at 5.4 Percent</strong></p><p>A new report says the Kansas unemployment rate held steady at 5.4 percent in December while the state recorded modest job growth over the previous year.</p><p>The report from the state Labor Department also says last month's jobless figure was down one full point from December 2011.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:36:54 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 11379 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 01.18.13