The life of Martin Luther King Jr. will be remembered at Southwestern College Jan. 20, with a presentation by a prominent Wichita author and historian. Mark McCormick will speak in Mossman 101 beginning at 7 p.m.

There is no admission charge and refreshments will be served. In addition, Deets Library books about Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X will be displayed.

Now living in Wichita, McCormick is on his second tour of duty as executive director of the Kansas African American Museum (TKAAM), but was trained as a journalist.

McCormick is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning writer and editor. He also serves as a trustee of two journalism schools (the University of Kansas and Wichita State University) and he has been a Professional in Residence at the Gaylord School of Journalism at the University of Oklahoma.

McCormick is featured in a documentary about WSU’s efforts to acquire the collected works of trailblazing photographer, author and filmmaker Gordon Parks, who grew up in Ft. Scott.