A diverse audience attended the Wichita Art Museum’s opening reception for the opening of two new exhibits on Jan. 30. The lead exhibit “Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott” features a collection of photos world renown photographer and Kansas native Gordon Parks took of his hometown and friends from his hometown. The photos were taken during the 1950s, and represent a rarely seen view of everyday lives of African Americans in small town Kansas. The second exhibit “Freedom Now! Forgotten Photographs of the Civil Rights Struggle” tells the story of how African Americans changed American discriminatory practices through their actions, not their suffering. The exhibits are on display through May 8.