Lawrence community members are invited to join together for a comfort-food meal to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Betty Norwood’s smile radiated Friday at the school where she taught for 24 years. She watched as staff, middle schoolers and parents assembled for a schoolwide celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — an annual event Norwood is credited with starting more than three decades ago.
The Lawrence Public Library has a series of free activities and community service opportunities — including storytelling and crafts, lunch and a documentary screening, a poetry workshop and more — slated for Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
An annual community breakfast will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with food, live music and guest speaker Col. Gary Steele.
Rita Rials’ goal as a playwright is to inspire audience members without telling them what to think. She’ll have that opportunity Saturday on the Lied Center stage with “April 4, 1968: Dare to Dream,” a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mary Rials, 85, has designed, cut, pieced and quilted about 200 quilts since she retired from KU in 2000. Her latest, Dare to Dream, is her first quilt to tell the story of the civil rights movement.
A night of cultural performances and honors for equity advocates, students and educators capped off a week of Lawrence school district tributes to Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday.
Students, educators and community members will be honored Thursday during the Lawrence school district’s annual One Dream Martin Luther King Jr. tribute. The event celebrates the vision of the slain civil rights leader and those making efforts locally to bring MLK’s dreams to reality.
“Today, many will pause to remember the life and legacy of The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. You will hear many references to his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, but given the context of the country and of Lawrence, Dr. King’s vision of the Beloved Community is what I can’t get out of my head,” Edith Guffey writes in this column for the Times.
Centered on students and the theme “It Starts with Me,” a tribute to civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took place Friday afternoon at Billy Mills Middle School.
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