Dr. Aleen Ratzlaff, professor of communications at Tabor College, presented the 24th annual Dr. Richard G. Kyle Faculty Lecture in the Franz Family Heritage Lobby of the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.
Ratzlaff, now in her 23rd year at Tabor, titled her presentation, “‘One Side of the Paper Only’”: Out-of-Town Correspondents in the Black Press of the Plains during the 1920s. The lecture is based on archival research Ratzlaff conducted in 2017 and focuses on black newspapers published in Kansas City, Oklahoma City, and Wichita.
The first lecture in the series was given by Kyle in 1997. The series was named in his honor in 2007. The event was founded to encourage scholarship and to recognize the work of a Tabor College faculty member.