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Students and community members braved the cold Wednesday night to participate in Wichita State’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Walk.

Staff from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion began the walk at the Red Bud trail south of campus followed by a program at WSU’s new Experiential Engineering building.

Sophomore Sarah Myose said she participated in the walk as an effort to become more involved in the community.

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Carla Eckels of KMUW was honored Wednesday night with the Drum Major Award at Wichita State University’s Martin Luther King Unity Walk.

The award is given annually to a person “who seeks greatness, but does so through service and love,” WSU said in a news release. It comes from a speech by King in which he said: “If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice, say that I was a drum major for peace: I was a drum major for righteousness."

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Wichita State University is holding a final event Wednesday night to commemorate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

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There will be several events in and around the Wichita area that will commemorate the life of civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Children of incarcerated parents will benefit from a community service project that was begun to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event, rescheduled from January, is one of two MLK programs offered Saturday by The Kansas African American Museum in Wichita.

Volunteers will sort through the donations at the museum beginning at 11 a.m. Museum education director Christyn Gunter says they are requesting various items, including school supplies.

On Monday, the Greater Wichita Ministerial League will host a celebration of the life and legacy of civil rights leader, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ministerial League President Rev. Roosevelt DeShazer says Dr. King stood for justice for all.

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Over the next several days, Wichitans will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate the life of civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Clergy, lawmakers, law enforcement, schools and community members will gather at the Kansas Statehouse on Thursday to acknowledge the work of a non-violent civil rights leader.

The governor’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration will feature keynote speaker Dr. Anthony Moore.

Moore is a former chief diversity officer who currently serves as an adjunct professor and Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education in the Raytown School District.

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The Greater Wichita Ministerial League will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration at noon today at the Wichita State Metroplex.

The event is an effort to bring residents together to commemorate the life and legacy of the civil rights leader. Bishop Wade Moore, president of the League, says the organization will present community recognition awards including the Martin Luther King Dream and Visions award.

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Many know Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a civil rights leader, minister, Nobel Peace Prize winner and great orator. But his eldest daughter, Yolanda, knew him as "Daddy."

Yolanda King wrote about her childhood, and today, on the anniversary of Dr. King’s birthday, Wichita storyteller Tasleem Muqtasid shares this remembrance, an excerpt of the story “Daddy” by Yolanda King.

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