Gordon Parks Celebration Lunch & Learn Events: Oct. 5-7

Sending on behalf of Chamber Member Gordon Parks Museum….

Lunch & Learn Events!

Gordon Parks Museum is hosting a Gordon Parks Celebration Lunch & Learn Event!

Thursday, October 5th, 2023 at 12pm

“Learning from Gordon Parks”

Ann Dean, Freelance Photographer and Artist will talk about Gordon Parks Documentation of American life and culture. In this presentation Ann discusses the impact and inspiration found in Parks’ books: Our program is brought to us by Humanities Kansas.

Friday, October 6th, 2023 at 11:30am

“Harlem Renaissance and the Renaissance Man”

Randal Jelks, Professor of African and African American Studies and American Studies at University of Kansas. This presentation will share the history, journey, and connection of two titans of the early 20th century – Langston Hughes, a poet and a playwright, and Gordon Parks. Our program is brought to us by Humanities Kansas.

Friday, October 6th, 2023 at 2:30pm

“Back to Fort Scott, Now”/”I Needed Paris


Michael Cheers, Associate Professor, San Jose State University, Shreepad Joglekar, Associate Professor, Kansas State University and Jason Miccolo Johnson, former Professor, Savannah State University. This presentation of the “Back to Fort Scott, Now” project, is the re-imaging and tribute of Gordon Parks photos that he had taken in Fort Scott, KS in 1950. And an update and photos of the “I Needed Paris” project that took a group of African American photographers through Paris, traversing the same streets and neighborhoods as Gordon Parks did in the 1950s.

Saturday, October 7th, 2023 at 11:30am

“History of the Hawkins/Plaza School and All-School Reunion”

This presentation and event will explore the history of the (1884-1956) segregated Hawkins/Plaza School that Gordon Parks attended. We will also honor former students that attended either school throughout the years. Join us as we take the journey through time to learn about the school(s).

See dates, times, and full schedule at gordonparkscenter.org.

Questions? Call us at 620.223.2700, ext. 5850

Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce | 231 E. Wall Street, Fort Scott, KS 66701

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