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The Hindu and the Cowboy

Meet neighbors you never knew before...


  • A young Muslim and his encounter with New York City Fire Fighters after 9-11
  • An African American pastor and the enslaved grandmother he’ll never forget
  • A Polish Jew and her story of sacrifice and survival
  • The Hindu and the cowboy who come face to face over the fate of land

 The Hindu and the Cowboy is based on stories collected from more than 80 individuals across the Kansas City metropolitan area.


“Moving . . . Meaningful . . . A wonderful event.  We all need to hear these stories.”

Alvin Brooks


“A powerful experience!  It engages all ages in understanding people and cultures outside their own.”

Will McDowell




Something Semple, the Power of Langston Hughes
Hughes's literary reputation was built not just on his work as a poet, but on his skill as a prose writer, as well. One of his most beloved fictional characters, Jesse B. Semple (shortened to Simple), was a stereotypical poor man living in Harlem, a storyteller eager to share his tales of trouble with a writer-character named Boyd, in exchange for a drink. Through the popular tales of Jesse B. Semple, Hughes offered astute commentary on the problems of being a poor black man in a racist society. The stories first appeared in his columns in the Chicago Defender and the New York Post; many were later published in book form, in collections including Simple Speaks His Mind (1950), Simple Takes a Wife (1953), Simple Stakes a Claim (1957), and Simple's Uncle Sam (1965).

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