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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Event Postponed

Building the Beloved Community: Love is the Only Way will be the keynote at this year’s Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, delivered by Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Originally scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, the event was postponed due to impending winter weather. It is rescheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in Yardley Hall at the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park. The event will be free and open to the public.

Dr. Alveda King is a civil rights activist, former college professor, author, and stage and screen actress, as well as a Georgia State legislator and presidential appointee. Her message will be the story of her role as guardian of the King family legacy.

Having appeared on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC, King’s global mission is to enhance the lives of people spiritually, economically, intellectually and socially.

The program will also include guest appearances and performances by:

  • Penny Postoak Ferguson, Johnson County manager
  • Dr. Cynthia K. Johnson, creative director of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
  • Kansas City Boys and Girls Choirs
  • LyLena Estabine, author of On the Bridge and winner of Olathe’s Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest
  • Darryl Burton, founder, Miracle of Innocence
  • The Ethnic Enrichment Commission of Kansas City