Kevin Young, Edgar Tidwell, Glenn North, Tahraji Milsap, Jayden James
The Library celebrates the life and work of Missouri-born poet, playwright, and novelist Langston Hughes in a multifaceted event coinciding with National Poetry Month. Kevin Young, director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, joins University of Kansas English professor and Hughes scholar Edgar Tidwell in a centerpiece discussion of Hughes’ continued relevance, particularly to young people.
Larry Krasner, Megan Kamerick, Jerry Redfern, Yoni Brook, Ted Passon, Nicole Salazar, Laurel Wyckoff
Indie Lens Pop-Up Film Series
The city of Philadelphia reduced the size of the local jail population by nearly half from 2015 to 2020, reflecting efforts by District Attorney Larry Krasner – a former civil rights attorney – to lower one of the highest urban incarceration rates in the country. It has been an interesting ride.