© 2022 Kansas City Public Radio
NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
CS_logo_fixed.png
Central Standard

Seg. 1: Glenn North On Community Healing. Seg. 2: I Remember 12th Street

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.

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.

Michelle is a reporter covering race, identity and culture and is an assistant talk show producer.