Annual Celebration

COVID-19 Update: Gordon Parks Annual Celebration Cancelled for 2020

To ensure the health and safety of our visitors, students, and community with these uncertain times of Covid-19, the Annual Gordon Parks Celebration has been cancelled for this year. We have rescheduled the event for October 2021. This was a very hard decision to make as we were looking forward to this year’s celebration, but the health and safety of everyone is our top priority.

We are already making plans for next year’s celebration to be even better, so please save the dates of October 7 – 9, 2021. We would like thank all of our donors and supporters for their support and patience during these challenging times. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, 620-223-2700 ext. 5850 or email

2019 Choice of Weapons Award Honorees


Karole Graham                                                             S. Pearl Sharp

Not Pictured: Stephen Perry, Stephen was not able to attend due to unseen circumstances

2019 Celebration Dinner


Karole Graham                                    S. Pearl Sharp                                                   David Parks

Kirk Sharp, Karole Graham, S. Pearl Sharp & David Parks

The 2019 Gordon Parks Celebration is October 3 -5, 2019.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the film The Learning Tree

Honoring cast members with Karole Graham, Stephen Perry, and S. Pearl Sharp.

Check out the schedule of events page for more details.

Fort Scott Community College

Fort Scott, KS

For more information email or by phone call 223-2700, ext. 5850.