Northland Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Monday

During a previous Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, AJ Byrd, chair of the Martin Luther King celebration committee, and Dr. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls, William Jewell College president, along with the William Jewell College Concert Choir sing "Lift Every Voice and Sing." 

CLAY COUNTY — The Clay County African American Legacy Inc. and William Jewell College will host the 37th annual Northland Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, via Zoom.

Dr. Wallace Hartsfield II, senior pastor at Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church of Kansas City, will be the keynote speaker. He is an active spokesman for social and economic justice in the metro, currently focused on renewing and repopulating blighted neighborhoods.

In addition to special music and tributes, community members and organizations will be honored. The Invictus Award for Social Justice will be given to Clay Countians 4 Inclusion, and the community service awards will be presented to Jacqueline Mayes Hines, Kimberlie Jo Mason, First Baptist Church Harvester’s Pantry and Rebuilding Together Kansas City.

Zoom webinar link:

Passcode: 346532

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