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.
When an accomplished anthropologist and expert on presumably stolen pieces of Anasazi culture disappears, evidence indicates she might have been trying to penetrate the black market in ceramics illegally excavated from Indian lands.
Matthew Bishop discusses his new book, The Road from Ruin: How to Revive Capitalism and Put America Back on Top, and shares his thoughts on the economy and capitalism’s future. His scheduled visit in April was postponed when Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull halted travel.
Bishop, the U.S. business editor for The Economist, says we should learn from past financial crises to map the way to a reformed 21st century capitalism.
Veteran thriller author Jeffery Deaver and up-and-coming novelist Andrew Grant team up for a discussion of their latest books.
Deaver talks about The Burning Wire, the ninth installment in a series featuring criminologist Lincoln Rhyme. When an attack is made on Manhattan’s electricity grid, it seems that terrorists must be responsible for the act.
Reporter and urban planning policy expert Anthony Flint discusses his new book Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York’s Master Builder and Transformed the American City on Wednesday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Jenna Blum discusses her new novel The Stormchasers.
Set in a fictional Minnesota town and the rural corridor of Tornado Alley, The Stormchasers focuses on the Hallingdahl twins, a brother and sister who are both fascinated with severe weather. The brother, a stormchaser, is also bipolar. His sister is his caretaker.
American Classics, the fourth season of the Kansas City Public Library’s Script-in-Hand series presented by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, concludes with two performances of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.
Shakespeare 101, a get-acquainted series offering insight on the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s 2010 performance of King Richard III, is presented by the Festival and SPARK (Senior Peers Actively Renewing Knowledge). The series precedes the play, set to take place evenings in Southmoreland Park from June 15-July 3.
June 7 - Richard the Villain. Dr. Laurie Ellinghausen discusses the English king’s brand of villainy.