U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom will speak on Martin Luther King Day in Manhattan.
Grissom will be the featured speaker for the Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast. The event is set for8 a.m. Jan. 19 at the Four Points Sheraton, 530 Richards Drive in Manhattan.
“Dr. King helped to bring about our nation’s greatest civil rights legislation, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965,” Grissom said. “As he always said, we’ve come a long way – and we still have a long way to go.”
Grissom was nominated by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2010. The U.S. Attorney has three offices – Kansas City, Kan., Topeka and Wichita – and a staff of approximately 100 employees, including about 50 Assistant U.S. Attorneys.