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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebrations in Wichita

Wichita will celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. this month with celebrations beginning on MLK Day, Monday, January 17 and beyond. 

MLK Day Worship Celebration

The Greater Wichita Ministerial League will host Dr. Leroy E. Adams for a virtual celebration of the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The community choir will sing and some local community heroes will be honored. 

The GWML MLK Day Celebration will be held online on Facebook live, January 17, 2022 at Noon.

Portrait of a Man at TKAAM

The Kansas African-American Museum celebrates Dr. King this year with an exhibit, Portrait of a Man, souvenir buttons, and a virtual talk.

The virtual talk will be held Thursday, January 13, 2022 live at noon at Facebook.com/TKAAM. Denise Sherman will visit with Mr. David Williams, a community advocate, motivational speaker, and theatrical performer on his experience portraying Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in “The Mountain Top.”

You can purchase the Portrait of a Man MLK 2022 buttons for $5 at the TKAAM Gift shop while supplies last. 

Habitat for Humanity MLK Day Build

The annual Habitat build has been canceled for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2022. Instead, they have various ways to give back to the community listed at the website wichitahabitat.org

City of Wichita closures for Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Closed Monday, Jan. 17:

  • City Hall
  • neighborhood resource centers
  • Transit administrative offices
  • Wichita Public Library locations
  • Park & Recreation centers
  • Century II administrative offices
  • Wichita TIX box office
  • Botanica
  • Wichita Art Museum
  • Great Plains Nature Center
  • Environmental Health office

Special Hours: There will be no Wichita Transit or Paratransit service on Monday, Jan. 17.

Wichita State University Annual MLK Commemoration

WSU’s Offic of Diversity and Inclusion will commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a virtual event on Tuesday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m. More information here at the WSU website. 

We will continue to update this post as we hear about other events.

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