The Black Archives of Mid-America serves to collect and preserve the history of African Americans in the Midwest. Our collections, educational programs, research services and special projects facilitate both scholarly inquiry and public understanding of African American history.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 6:00pm

The Black Archives of Mid-America in conjunction with the Kansas City Public Library and Rainy Day Books present Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist and author, Leonard Pitts Jr. who will discuss his powerful new novel, Grant Park.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:00pm

Don’t miss the exciting opportunity to learn from two of the region’s most highly celebrated museum industry professionals.

Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 2:00pm

Since its release nearly twenty years ago, there are still many who have not seen the Oscar nominated film, Amistad.