Levente Sulyok: An Immigration Story
As we wrap up our series celebrating the Big Read with stories of how some Wichitans came to the United States, we hear from Wichita State University Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing Levente Sulyok about growing up in Communist Hungary.
The National Endowment for the Arts' "Big Read" looks to encourage literacy by holding community events around the country celebrating a single book each year. This year's book selection is Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea, which follows a nineteen-year-old woman who travels to the United States to bring back seven men--including her father--to help defend her Mexican village from danger. Of course, the stories of people who come to this country are wide and varied, and many of those stories live right here in Wichita. Over the past few weeks, we've featuring some of those stories.