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Brownback to participate in ceremony commemorating 50th anniversary of March on Washington


Topeka — Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday will participate in a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. The ceremony at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site is being held in conjunction with events taking place across the country. The King Center invited Brownback to celebrate with the ceremonial ringing of a bell at 2 p.m. The event starts at 1:30 p.m.


nick_s 4 years, 6 months ago

What a hypocrite. What gall he has to participate in an event that celebrates social progressivism, all while doing whatever he can do discourage any kind of progress in KS. Kind of like the article I saw yesterday (http://cjonline.com/news/2013-08-26/brownback-touts-new-career-readiness-program) where he was taking credit for a federally funded job training program of which he had absolutely no influence or participation in whatsoever.

Currahee 4 years, 6 months ago

Back then, the Democrats were the racists and Republicans were progressive. MLK was, a Republican.

nick_s 4 years, 6 months ago

Operative phrase: "Back then." So he is celebrating something his Republican forefathers celebrated? Funny how he cherry picks the "old school" values he would & would not like to perpetuate. I dont claim to be a saint, but Im not making decisions that will affect others across the state.

Lefty54 4 years, 6 months ago

Apparently Sam Brownback has no idea what the March on Washington was all about.

chootspa 4 years, 6 months ago

It was about voter ID and closing Sunday early voting, right?

Thomas Bryce Jr. 4 years, 6 months ago

Almost All of those Marchers,that Day, Had legs. So Does Governor Brownback. That is about as far as the similarities go.

Katie Dennis 4 years, 6 months ago

yeah I'm pretty sure inside Brownback wishes this march never would have happened. What a complete hypocrite.

cowboy 4 years, 6 months ago

Disingenuous defines Brownback , but what was the King center thinking in inviting this loser to the MLK commemoration ?

elliottaw 4 years, 6 months ago

He is giving a speech at the School in Topeka, they are being held at most of the civil rights places

chootspa 4 years, 6 months ago

Same thing the NAACP was thinking when it invites Republican presidential candidates to speak. Courtesy. Most turn them down, but it would be a snub on their part if they didn't ask.

Richard Payton 4 years, 6 months ago

I'm glad Gov. Brownback is attending this historic event. Hopefully, some funding can be secured to preserve this historic site in Topeka.

BL 4 years, 6 months ago

Disgusting. Disgraceful. Shameful. Typical.

Bob Forer 4 years, 6 months ago

An absolute insult to those folks who actually attended the rally in 1963 and were active in the civil rights movement. The guy makes me a little ill.

blindrabbit 4 years, 6 months ago

Brownbacks desire to be involved in Washington D.C. events is to perpetuate his dogma ridden connection to his C-Street existence. What a phony, he and his Kansas crony, KKK AKA Kansas's Kris Kobach are programed to deny and obfuscate any of the voting rights issues that Dr. MLK fought so hard to achieve.

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