The Ulrich Museum at Wichita State University has acquired a significant collection (125) fine art photographs by Kansas native, Gordon Parks.
Gordon Parks was born in Fort Scott Kansas in 1912. He was drawn to photography when he saw images of migrant workers in a magazine.
He became a photojournalist who concentrated on social issues such as race relations, poverty and civil rights. He also documented the career of Mohammed Ali, the work of Malcolm X, Adam Clayton Powell and Stokley Carmichael.
Thayne Coleman has recorded two albums as frontman of The Travel Guide. He’s also a member of the Wichita collective The Wonder Revolution in which he plays drums. The Travel Guide is working on a new studio album that should be released later in 2014. Coleman counts, among his influences, Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, and John Updike.
My name is Thayne Coleman. I play guitar, and sing for a band called The Travel Guide, and I play drums in a band called the Wonder Revolution.
Update: Kansas House committee has delayed a vote on gun-rights legislation so members have more time to consider changes that include provisions punishing possession of a firearm under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
The Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee was expected to vote on a bill that would strip cities and counties of their power to regulate guns or block the open carry of firearms.
The committee had been expected to approve the measure on Friday, and then send it to the full House for debate.
It’s reported that less than half of the 2.5-million African American soldiers who registered for the armed forces at the beginning of World War II were called to serve. Those who were enlisted found that as they served their country abroad, they still faced less than a democratic reception at home.
The Pittsburgh Courier, one of the most widely circulated African-American newspapers of its time, received a humble, patriotic, but assertive letter to the editor in 1942. It was penned by 26 year-old African American James G. Thompson of Wichita.
A judge has agreed to limit what material the court can consider in a lawsuit filed by Kansas and Arizona. The suit seeks to force federal election officials to change voter registration forms to require proof-of-citizenship from residents in those states.
U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren sided with the U.S. Election Assistance Commission on Wednesday.
Melgren will limit his review to the existing administrative record, rather than hold an evidentiary hearing in the case.