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Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from... details>>
2/28/2017 9:00:00 AM | Topeka, KS
Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes
Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>
2/28/2017 6:00:00 PM | Kansas City, MO
"To Make a Poet Black, and Bid Him Sing"
Glenn North, discusses passages from his recently published City of Song. The poetry collection celebrates the KC jazz tradition and the African-American experience, and North will reflect on what it means to be a black poet in the current cultural milieu. The event – taking its title from a line in Countee Cullen’s 1927 poem “Yet Do I Marvel” – is part of a yearlong series of presentations and exhibits commemorating the 20th anniversary of the city’s arts-nurturing Charlotte Street Foundation....details >>