Humanities Happenings (11/1-11/4)

Fall into the humanities this weekend and throughout November with KHC-supported events across the state.

Zora Neale Hurston by Carl Van Vechten. Library of Congress.

Zora Neale Hurston by Carl Van Vechten. Library of Congress.

Augusta: Mules and Men

In her introduction to Mules and Men, Zora Neale Hurston recalled: “I was glad when somebody told me, ‘You may go and collect Negro folklore.'” The resulting book established the territory she would continue to explore in both fiction and non-fictional terms, the shaping of African American identity in the context of both the experience of the South and the Great Migration to the cities of the North. Shawn Leigh Alexander leads the TALK book discussion at the Augusta Public Library on November 2nd at 10:30 AM. Click here for details.

Newton: The Road to Valhalla Premiere

150 years ago, the Civil War raged on the Kansas-Missouri border. This weekend, a documentary film telling the story of that tumultuous period premieres at the Historic Fox Theatre. The Road to Valhalla: Civil War on the Border, produced by Lone Chimney Films, recounts the conflict between bushwhackers and jayhawkers, the forced removal of civilians, and the military clashes that sealed the fate of the Confederacy and the ultimate success of the Union. November 2nd at 6:00 and 8:30 p.m. and November 3rd at 2:00 p.m. Click here for details.

march_on_washingtonWhitewater: Civil Rights in Kansas

Gretchen Cassel Eick discusses how the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s-1970s dramatically affected the way we work in Kansas in her Speakers Bureau presentation “Civil Rights Working in Kansas,” sponsored by the Frederic Remington Area Historical Society. Eick explores how, by implementing various strategies, civil rights advocates forced the state and other government agencies to alter their policies. November 4th at 7:30 p.m. at Remington High School. Click here for details.
Image: March on Washington, 1963. Library of Congress.

Find more humanities events in November on the KHC Calendar of Events.