A Step Above the Plaza: Celebrating Westport’s African American Community
6-7 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium
Join us for a special evening as the Nelson-Atkins presents Rodney Thompson’s documentary film, A Step Above The Plaza: Celebrating Westport’s African American Community. Discover the fascinating history that dates back to the Civil War as you hear the personal stories from Westport’s African American Steptoe neighborhood. Introduction by Dr. Delia Gillis, Professor of History and Director for the Center of Africana Studies at University of Central Missouri. Q & A with local director, Rodney Thompson follows the film.
Share your personal story of where you grew up with KCUR-FM, your public media station in Kansas City. Representatives from the station will be recording in Bloch Lobby before and after the event.
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