Segment 1: How black cultural institutions can serve as a place for community healing.
It's no secret that Kansas City still bears scars of redlining and segregation, but it's not exactly something you bring up at a party either. So how do we have these important discussions to help our community move forward? A local poet has ideas.
- Glenn North, poet and Director of Public Programs and Events, Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center
Segment 2, beginning at 33:50: The historic importance of Kansas City's 12th Street. In the early-to-mid 1900's, Kansas City's 12th Street was an entertainment hub and bustling marketplace for the African American community. It was more than just a street. In this conversation, we visit with the filmmakers of I Remember 12th Street, a documentary that preserves the stories of a place that shaped Kansas City.
- Rodney Thompson, filmmaker
- Stinson McClendon, filmmaker
I Remember 12th Street will screen at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Saturday, March 2nd, at 2pm.