Black Literary Suite Kick-Off: Black Writers with a Kansas Connection

[by Meredith Wiggins]

On Wednesday, February 25, from 3 – 4:30 p.m., HBW and the KU Libraries co-hosted Black Literary Suites: Black Writers with a Kansas Connection.

The kick-off event featured a poster display, a self-guided audio tour, a display of relevant books from HBW’s collections, and a preview of HBW’s video tribute to John A. Williams.


Over the course of the 90-minute event, dozens of students, faculty,
staff, and community members gathered to learn more about the history of
black writers like Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Frank Marshall
Davis, and Langston Hughes in the Sunflower State.

The BLS poster display will remain up in Watson Library’s fourth-floor
Hallway Gallery through most of March, so if you haven’t gotten a chance
to visit yet, there’s still time! 

Many thanks to all those who attended the event – and especially to the KU Libraries for their generous support of HBW’s programming!