11/30/2016

Artist and activist Nina Simone is the focus of film and discussion

The Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group News Release


Contact: Dr. Raymond Doswell, kcblackhistory@gmail.com 
The Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group


Artist and activist Nina Simone is the focus of film and discussion 


Kansas City, Mo--The National Archives at Kansas City, 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO, will host an edited film screening of the Emmy and Oscar nominated documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. A free light reception will precede the film presentation at 6 p.m. This program is presented in partnership with the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group.

Scheduled to lead a post film discussion will be Glenn North, poet and Director of Education at the Black Archives of Mid-America. North will be joined by special guest Lisa Henry, award winning Kansas City Jazz artist and music educator.

What Happened, Miss Simone? chronicles the life of Nina Simone. Simone dreamed as a little girl of becoming a classical pianist, but instead became one of the most talented jazz singers and musicians. She was also a fierce civil rights activist, a role which - combined with an un-diagnosed bi-polar disorder - eventually led to her self-imposed exile from the United States.

The event is free, but reservations are recommended. To make a reservation for this program call (816) 268-8010 or email kansascity.educate@nara.gov. 

Requests for ADA accommodations must be submitted five business days prior to events.

For more information on the Study Group, link to www.Facebook.com/kcblackhistory or email kcblackhistory@gmail.com.

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