Dayton Duncan - The Dust Bowl
All Library locations will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
The result of uncontrolled plowing on the Great Plains, the Dust Bowl of the 1930s turned prairies into deserts and unleashed a pattern of massive and deadly dust storms. Children contracted “dust pneumonia,” businesses collapsed, and thousands lost their land and were forced on the road.
A screening of excerpts from Ken Burns' The Dust Bowl will be followed by a panel discussion headlined by the documentary’s writer and co-producer Dayton Duncan.
Co-sponsored by KCPT and the University of Kansas Libraries.