Former Muskogee Martin Luther King Center director Lansing Lee died yesterday. He was 65.
Lee was the executive director of the Muskogee Association for the Advancement of People with Developmental disabilities from 2003 to 2005, then he was the director at the Martin Luther King Center, where he organized activities, recruited programs and created cultural contracts, from 2005 to 2010. He ended his career at Lansing Lee and Associates, where he developed grants for local law enforcement agencies, small cities and towns and nonprofit organizations. He was instrumental in securing important grants for Muskogee.
Lee graduated Muskogee High School in 1971 and Langston University in 1975. He was instrumental in the reorganization and preservation of the Muskogee chapter of the NAACP two years ago.
Services are pending at the Keith D. Biglow Funeral Home.