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John Wright discusses "Gordon Parks Centennial"

Date: 11/27/2012

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: U of M Bookstore Coffman Memorial Union

Cost: Free


John Wright, author and University of Minnesota professor of African American and African Studies, will discuss his contribution to the book Gordon Parks Centennial: His Legacy at Wichita State University on Tuesday, November 27 at 4:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E. Minneapolis.

Gordon Parks, groundbreaking American photographer, musician, writer and film director, left an incalculable legacy of artistry, moral authority, and demonstrable compassion. Gordon Parks Centennial is produced by the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University to honor the 100th anniversary of Parks’ birth. John Wright’s essay in this collection pioneers new territory in the Parks literature by placing Parks’s contributions within the broader context of African American experience, culture and literature. This work is the first to examine Parks’s artistry through the lens of African American history and initiates a new vein for critical assessment.

Wright will sign copies of the book following the discussion. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, or to order a signed copy visit www.bookstore.umn.edu/genref/authors.html.


  • Name: Terry Labandz
  • E-mail: generalbooks@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612.626.0559
  • Sponsored by: University of Minnesota Bookstore, African American & African Studies

More information: http://www.bookstore.umn.edu/genref/authors.html

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the U of M Bookstore at 612-625-6564 or at kari@umn.edu.

Event Recording: http://www.bookstore.umn.edu/genref/podcast.html

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