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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 15, 2015

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom to Speak On Martin Luther King Day in Manhattan

TOPEKA, KAN. - 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 for 8 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 appointed by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2010. The U.S. Attorney has three offices in Kansas – Kansas City, Kan., Topeka and Wichita – and a staff of approximately 100 employees, including about 50 Assistant U.S. Attorneys.

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Updated January 15, 2015