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A Review of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Impact on Kansas City

A collection of stories on Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact in the Midwest

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Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered for his leadership, powerful speeches, objection to violence and dedication to peacefully fight for solutions to social issues such as desegregation.  

In 2022, he would have turned 93 years old. Each year on Jan. 16, many observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, which the Encyclopedia Britannica describes as: “a reflection of his legacy of addressing social problems through collective action.” 

Over the years, Flatland’s coverage of King’s impact in the Midwest has unearthed a treasure trove of images, personal histories and a professor who was inspired by the orator’s impact – and familial air.  

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