The Community Voice, Wichita Branch NAACP and the Peace & Social Justice Center collaborated to hold the 50th Commemoration to the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4 at McAdams Rec Center.

Through songs, poetry and orations the commemorations two hundred attendees were reminded that ‘we still have work to do’ and as poetress Ms. Keke stated in her dramatic reading “the revolution will not be televised”.

At 6:01 p.m., the time Dr. King was shot, Councilman Brandon Johnson, former Councilwoman Lavonta Williams and former Kansas State Senator Rip Gooch rang the bell thirty-nine times to symbolize Dr. King’s age at the time of his death.

In a show of love and peace, Lacy Cruse and Roy Moye, III led the crowd in singing “We Shall Overcome” to end the commemoration.

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