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Butler features best-selling author for Black History Month

Mark McCormick
Published: Wednesday, February 9th, 2022

Award-winning Mark McCormick to bring journalism experience to Butler

In partnership with the Butler Foundation, the Black Student Association welcomes Mark McCormick for a Black History Month presentation on Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. in the R.D. Hubbard Welcome Center on Butler Community College’s El Dorado campus. He will discuss his book "Some Were Paupers, Some Were Kings" along with events in Black History.  

This event is free and open to the public, and is made possible by the Harold Smith Cultural Series.

McCormick is a New York Times best-selling author with 20 years of journalism experience as a reporter, editor and columnist. He serves as a trustee at the University of Kansas school of journalism, and he has been a Professor in Residence at the University of Oklahoma. In 2017, he published "Some Were Paupers, Some Were Kings: Dispatches from Kansas" with Blue Cedar Press.

McCormick is also a recipient of more than 20 industry and community awards, including five Gold Medals from the Kansas City Press Club. In 2020, McCormick was appointed by Kansas Governor Laura Kelly for two commissions, the Kansas African American Affairs Commission and the Commission on Racial Equity and Justice.

Mark McCormick hopes to share his experience and knowledge with his audience.