Fort Scott event celebrates Black History Month

Fort Scott Event Celebrates Black History Month
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FORT SCOTT, Kan. – Gordan Parks museum celebrates Black History Month with film and open mic event.

The museum featured a screening of the movie Many Fires This Time: We The 100 Million at the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center.

Prior to the screening, director Jason R.A. Foster and poet Michael “Quess” Moore spoke about their film and answered questions.

“We are thrilled and fortunate to be able to have both of these very talented filmmakers and artists, Jason and Quess here in Fort Scott to showcase their award-winning film and to help host the open mic event for current and inspiring artists and enthusiasts,” said Kirk Sharp, Gordon Parks Museum Director.

The open mic gave people the opportunity to perform songs, music, poetry, beats, art, and more.

The Fort Scott Community College Endowment Foundation and the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event.