The festivities include a parade, music and prayer services, all timed to Obama's inauguration as president.
A free prayer and gospel music ceremony is scheduled for noon Jan. 20 in Topeka. It's followed by an 8 p.m.-to-midnight party, both sponsored by a community advocacy group, Bias Busters of
In Wichita, the Obama Kansas Change Committee is planning a 9 a.m. parade. It's followed by a church service, a lunch, a viewing of Obama's inaugural speech on big-screen televisions and a 7:30 p.m. ball.
Meanwhile, the Wyandotte County Democratic Party has announced
plans for an event in the Kansas City area.