National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives to Offer Screening of -Eyes on the Prize: Awakenings-

Press Release: November 17, 2015

National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives to Offer Screening of Eyes on the Prize: Awakenings

Presented within the 20th Century Civil Rights and Liberties Film Series

For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072

Kansas City (MO)…On Tuesday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m., the National Archives at Kansas City will screen the documentary Eyes on the Prize: Awakenings. Post-film discussion will be led by Dr. Clarence Lang and Professor Madison Lacy of the University Kansas. A free light reception will precede the film at 6:00 p.m.

The first episode of the award winning Eyes on the Prize documentary series produced by the Public Broadcasting Service highlights the beginning of the U.S. Civil Rights struggle. Included in the first episode is the Emmet Till murder trial; the arrest of Rosa Parks; and the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. This year marks the 60th anniversary of Park’s arrest and bus boycott. This program is part of a series presented in partnership with the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group.

Reservations are requested for this free film by calling 816-268-8010 or emailing kansascity.educate@nara.gov. Requests for ADA accommodations must be submitted five business days prior to events.

The National Archives at Kansas City is home to historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.

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