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MLK Day Celebration

The City of Ames is joining the Ames/Story County MLK Celebration Committee in honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a hybrid celebration beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, at Ames City Auditorium, 520 Sixth St. (north side of City Hall). The event will also be available virtually via Facebook Live or live on YouTube.

The keynote speaker for the event will be George W. Trice. Trice, an Ohio native, spent 10 years in Iowa and holds master’s degrees from both Iowa State University and Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz. Trice is a founder of the Trice Legacy Foundation, an organization that awards scholarships and grants to students. Through the Foundation, he strives to continue the legacy of his cousin, John “Jack” Trice. Jack Trice was the first African American football player at Iowa State College. Jack Trice died after injuries suffered during a football game in 1923. George Trice will speak about “The Path,” a journey to do great things to keep the dream and legacy of Dr. King alive.


Jan 15 2024


6:30 pm




Ames City Auditorium
520 6th St.

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