The King Holiday Parade returned this year with a collaboration between The Kansas African American Museum and Christian Faith Center. Parade participants gathered at the church on South Broadway Saturday morning Jan. 16. The day began with a free pancake breakfast.
They were joined by additional parade participants which included T-Mobile employees, Wichita Branch NAACP, Quik-Trip employees and various Greek organizations. Due to permit issues the groups marched on the sidewalk, but were aided by the Wichita Police Department as they crossed major intersections The march headed north on Broadway past the Ambassador Hotel which in 1958 was the site of the historic Dockum Drug Store Sit-in. The parade turned west onto Douglas and proceeded the half block to the Chester I. Lewis Reflection Park which houses the bronze memorial to the Dockum Sit-in.