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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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This year Wichitans will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate the life of civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We have of list of events starting on Friday and others sprinkled throughout the federal holiday weekend.

Calvary Baptist Church - Friday, January 15, 6 p.m.

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The Kansas African American Museum in downtown Wichita is partnering with churches and other organizations this weekend to celebrate the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King has been quoted as saying, "Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" Museum education director Christyn Breathett says they will answer that question by offering an opportunity for Wichitans to serve.

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This year, Wichitans will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate the life of civil rights leader, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We have of list of events with one beginning on Thursday and others sprinkled throughout the federal holiday weekend.

The Boys & Girls Club of South Central Kansas - Thursday, January 15, 6pm

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Hundreds are expected to attend this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration scheduled at noon on Monday at the Wichita State University metroplex.

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.

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