Joelouis Mattox: The NAACP, Bound for the "Promised Land"
Joelouis Mattox discusses his series of articles in the Kansas City Call about the NAACP and the history of African-American activism on Sunday, June 20, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Mattox will share information about Roy Wilkins, a former managing editor of The Call and longtime executive director of the NAACP; the history of the NAACP Kansas City branch, The Branch on the Vine; and President Truman’s support for civil rights.
Mattox is a local historian and independent scholar at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and State Museum in Kansas City.
This presentation is part of the Missouri Valley Speakers Series, a program of the Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Central Library. The series is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Admission is free. Click here or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP. Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.