VENUE CHANGE: The Commons at KU Event, BOOK TALK: THEY CAN'T KILL US UNTIL THEY KILL US with Hanif Abudurraqib
Event Dates and Times
- Starts: 7:00 PM
Liberty Hall | University of Kansas | 644 Massachusetts Street,. Lawrence, KS 66044
BOOK TALK: THEY CAN'T KILL US UNTIL THEY KILL US with Hanif Abudurraqib Poet, TV Writer, Essayist, Music & Culture Critic 7:00pm Tuesday, February 27 | Liberty Hall
Supported by the Raven Bookstore, the Department of English, the Department of American Studies, the Department of African & African-American Studies, the Langston Hughes Center, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, The Office of Diversity and Equity, and The Commons
Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, writer, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. With Big Lucks, Hanif released a limited-edition chapbook, Vintage Sadness, in Summer 2017. He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow and previously worked for MTV News, where he wrote about the intersections of music, culture, and identity. Hanif also wrote the 2016 live shows: MTV Video Music Awards and VH1's Unsilent Night. His first full-length collection, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, was one of 2016's best-selling poetry books and was named a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book prize. Hanif's debut collection of essays titled, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was published in November 2017 via Two Dollar Radio. He is a member of the poetry collective Echo Hotel with poet/essayist Eve L. Ewing.
Presentation Explores Legacy of African American Baseball Team
Burlington – Coffey County Historical Museum in Burlington will host “The Kansas City Monarchs in Your Hometown,” a presentation and discussion by Phil S. Dixon on Tuesday, February 27 at 6:00 p.m. at the Coffey County Historical Museum, 1101 Neosho Street, Burlington, KS. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact the Coffey County Historical Museum at (620) 364-2653 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.
Formed in 1920, the Kansas City Monarchs revolutionized baseball: not only were they charter members of the Negro National League and the first professional team to use outdoor lighting, the Monarchs also sent more players to the major leagues than any other Negro League franchise. This presentation will explore the early barnstorming days of the Monarchs and highlight great players such as Wilbur “Bullet” Rogan, Satchel Paige, and Jackie Robinson.
Phil S. Dixon a co-founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City. He is the author of nine books about baseball, including biographies about Wilber “Bullet” Rogan and John “Buck” O’Neil. In the course of his research, he has interviewed over 500 former Negro League players and family members.
“The Kansas City Monarchs in Your Hometown” is part of the Kansas Humanities Council’s Kansas Stories Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and discussions that connect communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life.
The Kansas Humanities Council conducts and supports community-based programs, serves as a financial resource through an active grant-making program, and encourages Kansans to engage in the civic and cultural life of their communities. For more information about KHC programs contact the Kansas Humanities Council at 785/357-0359 or visit online at www.kansashumanities.org.
For more information about “The Kansas City Monarchs in Your Hometown” in Burlington, contact the Coffey County Museum at (620) 364-2653 or visit www.facebook.com/coffeymuseum.
Coffey County Museum, (620) 364-2653, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook.com/coffeymuseum
MEDICARE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR Century Health Solutions, a subsidiary of Stormont Vail Health, will hold a Medicare educational seminar Tuesday, February 27th at 2:00 p.m. Learn the basics of Medicare and all its options. Seminar is designed for those becoming eligible for Medicare as well as those considering making a change. Seminar will be held at the Heart Center at 929 SW Mulvane, Topeka, KS 66606. For information call 785-270-4593, sign up at our website http://centuryinsuranceagencyks.com (on the Medicare tab) or email us at email@example.com. Light snacks and beverages provided.
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