Below is a list of local events honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 21.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Parade & Rally
41 Action News weekend anchor Cynthia Newsome is the grand marshal this year. The parade starts at 11 a.m. at 22nd and Paseo will proceed to Manuel Tech Gym at 1215 E. Truman Road. There will be a viewing of the President Obama’s Inauguration Ceremony at Manuel Tech after the parade. Look for Cynthia and say hello!
Discounted Admission to the National World War I Museum
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial will charge a discounted admission of $7 Monday. This offer grants access to galleries, special exhibitions and the Liberty Memorial Tower. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, visit http://www.theworldwar.org.
The Salvation Army Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
In addition to complementary lunch, this celebration features singing, dance and inspirational readings. The event starts at 11 a.m. at The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, 1351 E. 10th Street, Kansas City, Mo., and is free to the public.
Kansas City Art Institute Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
The program begins with a screening of the film Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., A Perspective, and features keynote speaker Charles Coulter. Birthday cake and punch will be provided. The event starts at 11 a.m. in Epperson Auditorium on the KCAI campus, 4415 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., and is free to the public.
For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/b9w8myw.
Alpha Phi Alpha - 15th Annual MLK Holiday Breakfast
This free breakfast features musical tributes and a presentation from United Believers Community Church Pastor Darron L. Edwards. The event begins at 7 a.m. at the Beta Lambda Educational Institute Building, 2915 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, Mo.
Doug Talley Quartet Brown Bag Concert
This free concert includes an audience sing-along. Show starts at noon at Community Christian Church, 4601 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
For more information, visit http://www.community-christian.org/.
Northland Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebration
This event honors campus and community leaders with the Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Service Award and features speaker Patricia Okonta. Program begins at 10 a.m. in John Gano Memorial Chapel on the William Jewel campus in Liberty, Mo. A free public reception will be held after the program in the White Atrium of the Yates-Gill College Union.
For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/by34su6.
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