The Wichita Public Library will celebrate the life and legacy of poet and author Maya Angelou Friday at the library branch named in her honor.
Dr. Angelou died May 28th.
She was a strong proponent of education and was a champion of public libraries. She attended the opening of the city’s Maya Angelou Northeast Branch Library in December of 1996.
Maya Angelou also taught classes at Wichita State University in March of 1974. Sonia Faust is a regular visitor to the Angelou library and has read her books. She says Dr. Angelou was a hero within your reach.
A bit of history will be flying over Wichita this coming weekend. An organization called the Liberty Foundation will be offering flights at Jabara Airport aboard its remodeled B-17 bomber, one that was used in the 1990 film “Memphis Belle.”
Although their remodeled aircraft didn’t see any action, the rumble of its engines is still authentic. Just ask Lewis Smith, a 90-year-old WWII veteran that flew 35 missions over Germany.
For over ten years the state prison located in Hutchinson has provided a unique opportunity for some of its inmates. They help manage hundreds of wild horses brought in from the western United States due to overpopulation. The inmates train, groom and care for these animals - in return, they enjoy a degree of freedom and they gain valuable skills.