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FORT SCOTT, Kansas — As Martin Luther King Jr. day approaches, Fort Scott Community College and the Gordon Parks Museum are planning a series of events to celebrate the life of a civil rights hero.
Activities will begin on Thursday, January 12th.The Gordon Parkes Museum hosts Fort Scott Area Chamber Coffee at 8:00 AM and the movie “Martin” at 10:00 AM.
On Friday, January 13th, the community is invited to the Ellis Fine Arts Center for a free lunch and learning event at noon. The event will feature music and lecture presentations by Alex, a multicultural artist, community his organizer, researcher and educator. Kimball Williams. A reception with a birthday cake will follow. Lunch and dessert will be provided by Great Western Dining. The day will also include screenings of his three films at 9:00 am (“Wake Up”), 1:30 pm (“Counterattack”), and 3:30 pm (“I’m Not Afraid Of Jail”).
The celebration concludes on Monday, January 16th with lunch, a learning event and a canned food drive. Canned and non-perishable (unexpired) foods from the Beacon Food Pantry in Fort Scott, Kansas are collected at the museum from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Held at noon.
Lunch will be served at Dunk’s BBQ. Drinks and desserts are provided by the Great Western Dinning. Movies also run all day on Mondays at 9am (“No Easy Walk”), 10:30am (“Mississippi: Is This America?”), and 1:30pm (“In Remembering Martin”) will be screened. All events are held at the Gordon Parks Museum and the Ellis Fine Arts Center.
For more information, visit www.gordonparkscenter.org and call the Gordon Parks Museum at extension 620-223-2700. 5850, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.