“Mandates of Conscience:
Martin Luther King’s Fierce urgency of Now”
The turbulent 60s saw sweeping changes in the political climate surrounding civil rights issues in America. Martin Luther King, Jr. was on the frontline of that battle. His leadership and resolve brought the struggle to the attention of the world through non-violent protests, marches, and sermons. He endured many personal attacks, which eventually took his life, to bring attention to those suffering from racial hatred and to affect real and sweeping change in this country.
This exhibit looks at those events. From the Montgomery Bus Boycotts in 1955 to the sanitation workers’ strike in 1968, King was present in spirit, mind and body.
(Free parking in the Sedgwick County parking structure)
"Soar Saturdays” is an event in which the Kansas African American Museum recognizes and provides fun and educational opportunities for the entire family, for the first through the fourth Saturday of each month. These Saturdays are all about the family (Door prizes and included).
Saturday, March 1st, 8th and 15th, and 22nd from 2:00 – 4:00 PM
The Kansas African American Museum
601 N. Water - Wichita, Kansas
(General admissions apply. Free Parking in the Sedgwick County Parking Garage)
For the Kids (FTK) fundraiser events, is brought to you by The Kansas AfricanAmerican Museum education department and a team of diverse young professionals in Wichita. Each fundraiser event focuses on the arts. All proceeds are donated to the museum in order to fund more programming for kids.
The next event is Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at The Kansas African American Museum from 7-10p.m. Local and state wide musicians are welcome to share their gift of music. The entry fee is ONLY $7.00 for non-museum members and ONLY $5.00 for museum members. You MUST be 18 to enter and 21 to drink. You don’t want to miss out on this artistic event!
"Legacy."A Kansas African American Museum summer program for middle school students.
Registration: March 17th to May 19th, 2014
Campers will explore area museums, cultural exhibits and archives; study people in Kansas History and meet with archivists, curators and historic figures. Campers will above all, understand the importance of leaving a positive legacy for others to learn from and build on.
Week long sessions: L1: June 9-12, L2: June 23- 27, L3: July 5-10, L4:July 21-25
from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00p.m.
Location: Saint Mark UMC Southeast Campus. 856 S. Green Street, Wichita, KS 67211.
Applications are available online at tkaamuseum.org under the Education tab. All forms must be mailed to The Kansas African American Museum NO LATER than May 19th, 2014. For more information contactTKAAM education director, Christyn Breathett at christyn.breathett@tkaamuseum or call #316-262-7651