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50th Anniversary of Gordon Parks’ Iconic Film The Learning Tree

By Joe Hadsall, JoplinGlobe.com  When he made the movie “The Learning Tree,” Gordon Parks probably didn’t intend for it to be relevant 50 years later. “It’s still relevant today,” said Kirk Sharp, executive director of the Gordon Parks Museum on the campus of Fort Scott Community College. “It was important when in came out in […]readmore


During the early 1960’s, he .. . encouraged Black people to support Black Press. . read voraciously from early childhood and believed that reading enlarged the world. . was a great student of  Black History, inspired by John Hope Franklin’s From Slavery to Freedom. And the works of Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes. . […]readmore

Sutton: He Set The Standard

Percy Sutton set the standard for how to be and was the embodiment of excellence in everything he did.  I was part of a film crew interviewing Mr. Sutton in the mid-1980’s and two things he said have stayed with me.  He spoke about persistence saying that it took him sixty-two presentations of his business […]readmore