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January 15, 2018, 10:00 AM @ C.L. Hoover Opera House
On Sunday, January 14th at 3:30 p.m., there will be a Gospel Tribute & Musical Celebration at the Second Missionary Baptist Church, 710 W. 10th St. The tribute, "A Man With a Message," will feature guest speaker Dr. Larry E. Jones, Pastor SMBC, as well as area choirs and ensembles. The celebration and commemoration continues on Monday, January 15th at the C.L. Hoover Opera House at 10:00 a.m. The keynote speaker is Dr. Marche Fleming-Randle, Vice President of Diversity and Community Engagement, Wichita State University. The observance will also recognize the 2018 recipient of the Coretta Scott King Courage Award presented annually to an outstanding individual active in the movement for civil and human rights with service to mankind exemplifying courage and determination to continue the work for unity and peace. Other invited guests will include the 1st Infantry Division Band, the Mike Brown Jazz Ensemble and the Geary County Children's Choir.