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 …

Humanities Kansas Big Idea Essay… Seeing the World Through the Eyes of Gordon Parks

November 2, 2020 by Kirk Sharp, Director of the Gordon Parks Museum in Fort Scott Gordon Parks was a Renaissance Man –  an internationally known photographer, filmmaker, writer and musician who discovered a passion and appreciation for photography while working as a waiter for the railroad in the 1930s. While on a work break, Parks became Read More …