Celebrating Black History Month Virtual Lunch & Learn Event: “Mayhew The Forgotten Cemetery”

Presentation Explores almost 70 years of a predominantlyAfrican-American abandoned cemetery’s history brought back tolife with displays of artifacts, research notes, family history, maps,and aerial drone photos. Guest Speaker: Shirley Hurd and Ann Rawlins, OFGS ResearchersFriday, February 12, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CTRegistration is Required. To Register log in below: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SO2BHwmiRme6rgfhTBffOA The abandoned Read More …

Livestream Discussion of “The Learning Tree,” a Semi-Autobiographical Novel and Film by Gordon Parks.

Read the 1963 novel and/or view the 1969 film, available on Amazon Prime, then join museum Curator Aileen June Wang, K-State English Associate Professor Katherine Karlin, and K-State Libraries Associate Professor Tara Coleman for a discussion on this story based on the childhood of Gordon Parks in Fort Scott, KS. Parks survived poverty and racist brutality Read More …

Martin Luther King Jr.Celebration Virtual Lunch & Learn

“Free Did Not Mean Welcome” Presentation Explores Emancipated African Americans’“Free State” Experiences and Systemic Racism that still exists in today’s world. Guest Speaker: Dr. Carmaletta Williams Monday, January 18, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Registration is Required. To Register log in below: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8vOjMtI4QuWHcPs6IsMz3g Millions of African Americans walked away from the South after Emancipation Read More …

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Virtual Lunch & Learn

“Free Did Not Mean Welcome” Presentation Explores Emancipated African Americans’“Free State” Experiences and Systemic Racism that still exists in today’s world. Guest Speaker: Dr. Carmaletta Williams Monday, January 18, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Registration is Required. To Register log in below:https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8vOjMtI4QuWHcPs6IsMz3g Millions of African Americans walked away from the South after Emancipation looking Read More …