Photos: About 200 people attend MLK event in downtown Lawrence

photo by: Chad Lawhorn/Journal-World photo

Touring singing artist and Lawrence resident Vanessa Thomas performs at the 13th annual Martin Luther King. Jr. Community Breakfast, which is hosted by Ecumenical Fellowship of Lawrence and the Jayhawk Rotary Club. A crowd of a little more than 200 people attended the event Monday morning at Maceli's Banquet Hall in downtown Lawrence.

photo by: Chad Lawhorn/Journal-World photo

Dave Tell, a communications professor at the University of Kansas was the keynote speaker at the 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast at Maceli’s Banquet Hall on Monday morning. Tell shared details about his new book “Remembering Emmett Till,” which highlights little known details about the 1955 lynching of a Mississippi youth that Martin Luther King Jr. often spoke of during the civil rights movement.

photo by: Chad Lawhorn/Journal-World

Members of the crowd listen to speakers and presentations at the annual Martin Luther King Jr Community Breakfast on Monday morning.


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