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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.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 2:00pm

Pay Respects is filmmaker Diallo Javonne French's somber commentary on the current state of Black music. Attendees will be the first to see the short before its release on web outlets and the film festival circuit.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 6:00pm

Named after one of Kansas City's most outstanding African American poets, the Mbembe Milton Smith Poetry Series focuses on the work of poets who are using poetry as a vehicle to correct distorted depictions of African American history or to shed light on otherwise overlooked historical African Am