Gordon Parks Celebration

  • 10:00 am-4:00 pm: Registration open outside of the Gordon Parks Museum.
  • 9:05 am-10:30 am (short break at 9:50 am) “A Conversation with Bernadette Gray-Little,” Choice of Weapons Award honoree and former Chancellor of the University of Kansas. FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center/Theatre. FREE
  • 11:05 am-11:50 am – “Back to Fort Scott in Words and Photos”–This narrative and the accompanying photos were the basis for the “Back to Fort Scott” exhibit which opened at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in January 2014. Written by Parks for Life magazine, this narrative chronicles Parks’ visit to Fort Scott in 1950. Readers will include college and community members. FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center/Theatre. FREE
  • 12:00 pm-1:15 pm – Grab a sack lunch from the lobby ($7) and join us in the museum for Parks Poetry Out Loud, a reading/contest of selected poems of Gordon Parks’. 
  • 1:30-3:00 pm– ROUNDTABLES--Discussion of topics for adults and for students. Gordon Parks Museum. Topics include: “Poverty in Fort Scott Kansas”/“What is your Weapon of Choice & how do you use it?”/“Protest Then and Now”/“Why do we keep Fighting?” 
  • 3:00-4:15 pm – Guided Trolley Tour of Gordon Parks’ Fort Scott. Meet at the entrance of the FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center. Fee: $7.


Event Date: 

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 8:00am to 8:00pm

Event Location: 

Danny & Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center