Series to discuss leadership inspired by a book about race in America

Mark McCormick, executive director of The Kansas African American Museum, will discuss the book “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates Oct. 19 at Friends University. The event is part of the Those Who Lead, Read program, a monthly speaker series that engages students and the Wichita community in a timely discussion about literacy and leadership.

The event is free and open to the public and will take place at 7 p.m. at Edmund Stanley Library. Friends is hosting various leaders in 2017 to discuss their favorite books on leadership, faith or organizational change.

As a No. 1 New York Times Bestseller, Pulitzer Prize Finalist and National Book Award Winner, “Between the World and Me” outlines the history of and current crisis regarding race in America. Written as a series of letters to his son, Coates’ book shares his view of the world.

Mark McCormick is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning writer and editor. He serves as a trustee on the University of Kansas’ and Wichita States’ journalism boards and is the professional in residence at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma.

For more information about the event, contact or at 316-295-5552.

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.