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To promote recognition of Dr. King as a significant historical figure, and to promote the importance of his philosophy and teachings in the positive development of the United States and Global Community.


To create or reinforce community partnerships for the purpose of overcoming racial barriers, prejudices, myths and suspicions existing in our community, and to develop relationships among the various faith communities.


To educate Kansas City residents about the national holiday, and to expand the celebration of Dr. King’s birthday to be a community-wide celebration.


To nurture partnerships between all ethnic and religious communities in support of quality arts programs, economic development opportunities, spiritual growth, and equal opportunity activities to enhance the quality of life for all persons.

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Tel: 816-547-0719

1101 Euclid Ave.,

Kansas City, MO 64127

For information on the celebration, scholarships, ads, tickets and sponsorships, please contact

Arlana Coleman at

Southern Christian Leadership Conference

of Greater Kansas City

1101 Euclid Ave.,
Kansas City, MO 64127

Ph: 816.547.0719


Rev. Dr. Vernon Percy Howard, Jr.


National Office

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