The works of best-selling author Walter Mosley and photographer-author Gordon Parks will be featured in Black History Month events located in St. Paul and Ramsey County according to the Star Tribune.
Parks wrote the semi-autobiographical "The Learning Tree" and directed "Blaxploitation" and "Shaft." Robin Hickman, Parks' niece, will discuss his legacy on Feb. 24 at 11:30 a.m. at City Hall, 15 W. Kellogg Blvd, in room 40.
A Parks quote is also the city's theme for the year: "There's another horizon out there, one more horizon that you have to make for yourself and let other people discover it, and someone else will take it further on ..."
Scholars of African-American literature will discuss Mosley's work at the Rondo Library, 461 N. Dale St., on Thursday. Also, Mosley's "Known to Evil" will be discussed Feb. 22 at 6:45 p.m. at the Highland Park Library, 1974 Ford Parkway.
Mosley's book "Twelve Steps toward Political Revelation" is the topic at 2 p.m. Feb. 25 at Arlington Hills Library, 1105 Greenbrier St., according to the St. Paul Public Library.