Langston Hughes, Gordon Parks, and Frank Marshall Davis were all shaped by life in Kansas, a land full of uncertainty and contradictions for African Americans. Each of these writers developed his remarkable literary talents and learned how to succeed against the odds. This talk explores the work and creative processes underlying selected works by these three literary giants.
Sponsored by: Parsons Public Library
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