Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander recently embarked on a month-long tour in celebration of the release of Rebound, prequel to his 2014 novel-in-verse, The Crossover. Alexander traveled to bookstores and libraries across the country aboard a bus featuring artwork from the new book cover. The author also visited schools and surprised students and teachers by picking them up […]
October 4, 2018
12th annual Legends and Legacies
Our annual Legends and Legacies award ceremony and reception pays tribute to local, regional, and national individuals who have shown a commitment to freedom through social justice, human rights, cultural democracy, artistic excellence, and service. Their actions have influenced and impacted their community, city, state, and beyond through philanthropy, commitment to community, policy development, service, leadership, preservation, creativity, and vision.
Join us Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7 PM as we celebrate the Honorable Algenon L. Marbley, Alex Shumate, Esquire, and the Honorable R. Guy Cole, Jr.
Group exhibition features artists inspired and given opportunities by “Black Panther” Bryan Moss hadn’t realized it at the time, but every time he went to see “Black Panther” in the theater, he was with white males. “It’s funny to think about now, but then you realize that, with the crowds who were seeing it and […]
The King Arts Complex continues to remember the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On April 4, 1968, Reverend King was shot and killed, on a balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, at 6:01 CDT. At 7:01 EST, on Wednesday, an audience of more than 300 people held […]
Today marks 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., signifying a dark and senseless moment in the nation’s history. Many who are living today remember where they were and what they felt when they learned of his death. Millions of people around the world are expected to commemorate King’s life with peaceful […]