• A Century of Kansas City’s Black Life, History, & Culture

    Friday, January 30, 2015 - 6:00pm

    Over the past century, African American life, history, and culture have evolved tremendously in Kansas City, the United States, and the entire world. Beginning with Black History Month and throughout the remainder of the year, the Black Archives... more

  • African American Book to Film Series: Their Eyes Were Watching God

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 6:00pm

    Location: Plaza Library, 4801 Main Street

    The Kansas City Public Library, The Black Archives of Mid-America, and UMKC’s Black Studies Program are working in partnership to present the African American Book to Film Series... more

  • African American Book to Film Series: Lady Sings The Blues

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 6:00pm

    Location: Plaza Library, 4801 Main Street

    The Kansas City Public Library, The Black Archives of Mid-America, and UMKC’s Black Studies Program are working in partnership to present the African American Book to Film Series... more

  • African American Book to Film Series: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 6:00pm

    Location: Plaza Library, 4801 Main Street

    The Kansas City Public Library, The Black Archives of Mid-America, and UMKC’s Black Studies Program are working in partnership to present the African American Book to Film Series... more

  • African American Book to Film Series: The Spook Who Sat by the Door

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 6:00pm

    Location: Plaza Library, 4801 Main Street

    The Kansas City Public Library, The Black Archives of Mid-America, and UMKC’s Black Studies Program are working in partnership to present the African American Book to Film Series... more

  • “Soul of Art” Pop Up Art Gallery

    Friday, February 6, 2015 - 5:30pm

    The purpose of the “Soul of Art” Pop Up Art Gallery Series is to celebrate the contributions of the African American arts community and to educate audiences through exhibition and discussion. The February session will focus on photography by... more

  • Mbembe Milton Smith Poetry Series

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 6:00pm

    Reception: 6 p.m.
    Program: 6:30 p.m.

    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... more

  • Marva Whitney Listening Party

    Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 2:00pm

    Born in Kansas City, Kansas, Marva Whitney built a name for herself singing background vocals for the legendary James Brown and went on to become one of Funk R&B’s most revered divas. Eugene Smiley, a highly respected R&B musician in his... more