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Penn Valley Common Read: Ta-Nehisi Coates

A guide to resources on the works of Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Events: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Spring 2018 Common Read Events


Ta-Nehisi Coates at MCC-Penn Valley Campus

The 2019-2020 Common Read author Ta-Nehisi Coates will speak and answer students' questions.

Friday, April 26, at 10:00-11:00 a.m. in EC 019. 

This is part of Mr. Coates' Kansas City area tour.  The rest of his tour engagements are as follows: 
April 25 at 12:30 p.m.- Arts & Heritage Center- Conversation with authors Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tanner Colby, and Jacqueline Woodson for Johnson County Library Race Project students
April 25 at 6:30 p.m.- Washburn University- Conversation with authors Ta-Nehisi Coates and Tanner Colby, hosted by Brown V. Board


Black Panther

Watch the new Marvel Black Panther movie in ST101

Wednesday, January 23 

Thursday, January 24



MCC-Penn Valley History Professor Lyle Gibson will screen his documentary about the Black Panthers in Kansas City.

Thursday, February 14 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.



Arie Monroe

Kansas City-based comic artist Arie Monroe will discuss the role of African-Americans in comics, and will share her story from her perspective as a female African-American comic artist. 

Thursday, February 28 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.



Michael Brown

Graphic novel author and MCC Board member Michael Brown will discuss the work that goes into creating a graphic novel, and the similar topics between his own works and Ta-Nehisi Coates' Black Panther.

Wednesday, March 27, at 1:00 p.m.


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Michael Korklan
MCC-Penn Valley
3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64111