Sunday | May 7, 2017
The Kansas Humanities Council and The Volland Store host
“Free Speech in Times of Crisis”
A Presentation and Discussion by Stephen Wolgast
The Pulitzer Project in Kansas: William Allen White and Freedom of Speech
Box lunch available, beginning at 12:30 pm by reservation
in the gallery: “Frenetic Pause: works by Levi Robb”
In 1922, William Allen White published “To An Anxious Friend,” an impassioned defense of the freedom of speech. For this he won the Pulitzer Prize honoring excellence in journalism, the first Kansan to do so. To celebrate 100 years of the Pulitzer Prizes and to commemorate White’s call to protect free expression, the Kansas Humanities Council partnered with organizations across Kansas for The Pulitzer Project in Kansas: William Allen White and Freedom of Speech, a series of events exploring issues related to the freedom of speech, the life of William Allen White, and democracy today.
Stephen Wolgast is an assistant professor of journalism and digital media at Kansas State University. He worked in newspaper journalism for 19 years, including 9 years as an editor at the New York Times. At the Times, he was a part of the newsroom efforts that were awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for reporting on the 9/11 terrorist attacks and their aftermath.
Please join us for an interesting afternoon!
The Volland Store is located at 24098 Volland Road, eight miles southwest of Alma, Kansas, on Old K-10 Highway,
then ¼ mile south on Volland Road. thevollandstore.com
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