Fort Scott community celebrates legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

FORT SCOTT, Kan. – The holiday offered an opportunity for reflection at Gordon Parks Museum in Fort Scott.

Students, faculty and community members gathered to reflect on Martin Luther King Junior’s dream of equality, highlighting historical events paying tribute to Dr. King.

For many, King’s message still resonates to this day.

“When he said ‘we,’ he wasn’t just talking about black people, or brown people, or Hispanics. He was talking about all people, because our freedoms are for everybody because diversity is the only way we are going to succeed,” shared Reverend George Proctor.

As part of the presentation, the museum played several films over the fight for civil rights in America.