4/26/2013

Gary Jenkins talks about his documentary film on the rescue of John Doy

Westport Historical Society News Release

Contact: Jennifer McKeithen - Executive Director, Westport Historical Society
4000 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 561-1821     (816) 377-4966
www.westporthistorical.com



Local documentary film maker, Gary Jenkins, is coming to Kansas City

Local documentary film maker Gary Jenkins will present a talk on his latest film, The Immortal 10 and the Rescue of Dr. John Doy, at the Kansas City Public Library Westport Branch, Saturday, May 11, at 2 p.m. The Westport Library is located at 118 Westport Road, KCMO 64111. The Westport Library Speakers Series is sponsored by the Westport Historical Society.

In 1859, Dr. John Doy left Lawrence with 12 Freedom Seekers. They were captured 20-30 miles north by Missouri bounty hunters. He was found guilty and sentenced to 5 years for theft of slaves. Ten Lawrence residents planned and executed the jail break of Dr. Doy.

Gary Jenkins was a Kansas City Missouri Police Officer for 25 years. He was a detective and sergeant in the Organized Crime Intelligence Unit for 13 years. His first experience with a video camera was filming mafia members coming and going from an organized crime hangout. In 1996, Gary retired and entered the University Of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law. He began a solo law practice in 2000 and continues to practice law in the area of estate planning and probate.

Last year Gary presented a program on the John Brown trip. This year we are happy to have him back to tell us about The Immortal 10 and the Rescue of Dr. John Doy.

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