Video: Previewing the MLK Day Celebration at Waddie Ann Events

by Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (January 13, 2023) – A collaboration of musicians, business owners, community organizers, and progress celebrators will gather at Waddie Ann Events on Sunday, January 15 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. The Lansing Journal stopped in to preview the event with some of the people involved:


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“Second line” music and the Windy City Ramblers

  • More info about Mario Abney and the Windy City Ramblers can be found at
  • Mario mentioned “Second line” music — a type of music steeped in history and tradition which refers to the “second line” of a New Orleans funeral or other formal procession. Read more about the rich cultural music here.

The Story of Martin Luther King – by Henry Rush

The original version of the song (part one), as sung by the Norfleet Brothers:

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