Fri, Jan 13|
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration
Join us as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday with a music performance and speakers presentation.
Time & Location
Jan 13, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA
About the event
Lunch: Soup, drinks and dessert provided by Great Western Dining
(visitors may bring their own lunch)
Join us as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday as Alex Kimball Williams, multicultural artist, community organizer, researcher, & educator will provide a music performance of some songs during the civil rights movements and speaker presentation on the way the arts influenced MLK’s rhetoric, the way he delivered speeches, protest signage, & more. Soup, dessert and drinks will also be available.
Alex is the 2018 recipient of the MLK Dreamer’s Award from Lawrence Public Schools & placed 3rd for 2021 “Best of Lawrence” Community Leader (Racial Equity/Justice Issues). She also presented the keynote speeches for the 50th anniversary of Rick “Tiger” Dowdell’s murder by Lawrence police in 1970 and at the dedication of the Langston Hughes Mural in Lawrence, KS. Alex also performed for the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board in Topeka and was featured in the Women of Color mural on the Lawrence Public Library.