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Film Screening and Discussion of Wylie Avenue Days

National Archives at Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

On Monday, April 8 at 6:00 p.m., the National Archives in partnership with the America Jazz Museum and Greater KC Black History Study Group, will host an evening film screening of Wylie Avenue Days. This film is the last in this year’s series focused on Black Migration. Reservations are requested for this free program by calling 816-268-8010.

Wylie Avenue Days focuses on the Great Migration in Pittsburgh, primarily the Hill District section. The film depicts the heyday of Pittsburgh's Hill District that lasted from the 1930s through the 1950s, when many African Americans migrated to the North for jobs in factories and mills. This film captures the experiences that attracted African Americans to Pittsburgh including the music clubs, the Negro League baseball teams, church picnics, and family businesses that comprised the essence of life in this vibrant neighborhood. Post-film discussion will follow the screening.


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