Manhattan — Kansas State University is preparing an exhibit showcasing black newspapers and magazines.
The exhibit is titled "Alternative Voices: Black Media and the Communities They Serve." It will open with a panel discussion and formal event April 13 at the university's Hale Library. The exhibit will remain on display through the end of the spring semester.
The school says the exhibit will feature materials collected in the 1960s and 1970s by former faculty member Robert Bontrager. He used them in his course, The Black Press.
Following the exhibit, the materials will remain with the university archives, where researchers will be able to examine them. Publications that are part of the collection include Essence and the Kansas City Call.