Fifth-grade fans will sing Gordon Par...

Fifth-grade fans will sing Gordon Parks' life story

There are 1 comment on the The Kansas City Star story from Nov 6, 2012, titled Fifth-grade fans will sing Gordon Parks' life story. In it, The Kansas City Star reports that:

Music teacher Tim Peterson had an unexpected treat for the kids.Pizza!“How many pieces do we get?” one boy asked, eyeing the pizza boxes on top of the piano.“One,” Peterson told him.“Aw, man,” the boy mumbled on his way back to his chair.They had just minutes to eat before rehearsal.

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Marge Inall

Fort Scott, KS

#1 Nov 6, 2012
Thank God! It's about time Gordon Parks gets the accolades he deserves! This racist city never mentioned him til the new Mercy was built and they put some of his photos on display. Do you know that Mr. Parks absolutely HATED this bigoted town of his childhood? He was dirt poor and black and was treated like crap back then! Now that he's rich & famous, Fort Scott wants to "use" him and his name, as it were, to drum up publicity for this God-forsaken town! Even today I see that Blacks and Mexicans are treated like 2nd-class citizens here! They are, for the most part, ignored and segregated at stores, the schools, and even live apart from the caucasians! The US has moved on but Fort Scott is still "stuck" back in the 1940's!!! Why dont you hire them for jobs? Why no black teachers? Why do all the Mexicans have to work in the 2 Mexican restaurants here??? This town is a joke and instead of just using Mr. Parks, its great he is being celebrated in song!!!

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