9/23/2015

Black History Study Group offers Angela Davis film discussion program

Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group News Release


Contact: kcblackhistory@gmail.com    or   www.facebook.com/kcblackhistory 



Angela Davis film and discussion scheduled for October 1 

The National Archives at Kansas City will screen the documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012) on Thursday, October 1, 2015. Post-film discussion will be led by Dr. Delia Cook-Gillis of the University of Central Missouri. A free, light reception will precede the film at 6 p.m. The National Archives is located at 400 W Pershing Road (near Union Station), in Kansas City, MO.

This film is the first in the "20th Century Civil Rights & Liberties" film series, beginning in October 2015 amd concluding in June 2016, in partnership with the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group (GKCBHSG or "The Study Group").

As a young professor at UCLA, Angela Davis emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s. Davis was arrested, charged, tried, and acquitted of conspiracy in the 1970 armed takeover of a Marin County, CA, courtroom in which four persons died. This year marks the 45th anniversary since her arrest.

To make a reservation for this free film program, call (816) 268-8010, or email kansascity.educate@nara.gov. Requests for ADA accommodations must be submitted five business days prior to events.

The National Archives at Kansas City is home to historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s, created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. For more information, call (816) 268-8000 or visit www.archives.gov/kansas-city/.

GKCBHSG is an organizing branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the founders of Black History Month. ASALH operates as local, state, and international branches promoting greater knowledge of African American history through a program of education, research, and publishing. For more information on The Study Group, link to https://www.facebook.com/KCBLACKHISTORY/.

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