National Archives at Kansas City

Concerned Student 1950 Film Screening and Discussion

December 11, 2017

Kansas City (MO)...On Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m., the National Archives in partnership with the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group and the American Jazz Museum, will host a film screening and discussion of Concerned Student 1950.  A free light reception will precede the program at 6:00 p.m.  

In this short film, produced by Field of Vision, a series of racist acts prompts three University of Missouri students to pick up cameras and take us inside Concerned Student 1950, the student movement whose peaceful protest brought down the University of Missouri system president, Tim Wolfe. Concerned Student 1950 is an activist group that was formed to fight back against the racial hostility that has been allowed to persist on the University of Missouri's campus. This film is directed by Adam Dietrich, Varun Bajaj, and Kellan Marvin.

A post film panel discussion will include Dr. Delia Gillis, professor of history and founder of the Center of Africana Studies at the University of Central Missouri; Dr. Sandra Enríquez, professor of history and faculty advisor for the public history program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City; and will be moderated by Erik Bergrud, associate vice president of external relations at Park University.  This program is part of a film series presented in collaboration with the American Jazz Museum and the  Greater KC Black History Study Group.

Reservations are requested for this free program by calling 816-268-8010 or emailing 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   

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