A Message From TKAAM Executive Director
Welcome to TKAAM!
Mark serves as Executive Director of The Kansas African American Museum and is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning newspaper columnist and frequent high school and university speaker/lecturer.
His 2003 book, “Now You See Him…The Barry Sanders Story in His Own Words,” climbed to 23 on the New York Times bestseller list. As a columnist, he has won more than 20 state and national writing awards including a 2013 First Place Public Service Award for a series of stories about poverty in the Ozarks.
Mark is featured in “Roots and Branches: Preserving the Legacy of Gordon Parks,” a documentary detailing Wichita State University’s efforts to acquire the collected works of the trailblazing photographer, writer and filmmaker.
He served the Kansas Leadership Center at its director of communications and currently serves on the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications Board of Trustees, and on the Elliott School of Communication’s Board of Trustees at Wichita State University. He’s featured in the beat reporting chapter of the journalism textbook, “Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method,” by Carole Rich.
Mark E. McCormick
The Kansas African American Museum