Wichita Museum Celebrates MLK Day

By: AP (posted by Greg Palmer)
By: AP (posted by Greg Palmer)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) The Kansas African American Museum in Wichita is planning a series of events on the Saturday before the Jan. 20 observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Wichita Eagle reports memorial events honoring the slain civil rights leader have been held in Wichita for more than 30 years, drawing more than 700 people annually.

Activities scheduled for Jan. 18 include a pancake breakfast, a community-wide parade and a celebration that will include a gospel concert.

Museum executive director Mark McCormick says the program was designed to make the holiday more of an American holiday than an African-American holiday. He says the museum is trying to be ``more purposeful and intentional about being inclusive.''

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