Martin Luther King Celebration Begins Jan. 15

Gordon Parks Museum to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will be held next week, with several events planned in Fort Scott.

The event begins on Wednesday, January 15th at the Gordon Parks Museum. The day will include three film showings at 9:00am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm. A Lunch and Learn event will also be held at 11:00am featuring a dramatic reading of ‘Letters from Birmingham Jail’ by FSCC students and members of the community. A reception will follow with birthday cake. Participants may bring their own lunch.

On Thursday the community is invited to the Fort Scott High School for a Martin Luther King Jr. assembly program. The program will include presentations by the Project Based Learning students, and the Advance Placement Government class.

The celebration will wrap up with a 12:00pm Lunch and Learn at the Gordon Parks Museum on Monday, January 20th. This community discussion will be moderated by Rev. George Proctor of the United Missionary Baptist Church. Lunch will be provided by Luther’s BBQ. Films will also be shown throughout the day Monday at 9:00am, 10:30am, and 1:30pm.

A full list of film showings can be found at For more information call the Gordon Parks Museum at 620-223-2700 ext. 5850.

Submitted by Allyson Turvey

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