National Archives at Kansas City

What Happened, Miss Simone? Film Screening and Discussion

National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: November 22, 2016

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

Kansas City (MO)… On Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m., the National Archives will host a film screening of What Happened, Miss Simone?, with post-film discussion led by Glenn North and Lisa Henry. A free light reception will precede the program at 6:00 p.m.

Directed by Liz Garbus, What Happened, Miss Simone?, is a biographical film about music artist Nina Simone. Simone dreamed as a child of becoming a classical pianist, but instead became one of the most talented jazz singers and musicians. She was also a fierce civil rights activist, a role which (combined with an un-diagnosed bi-polar disorder) eventually led to her self-imposed exile from the United States. Post-film discussion with the audience will be led by Glenn North, poet and Director of Education at the Black Archives of Mid-America; and Lisa Henry, award-winning Kansas City jazz artist and music educator.

This program is presented in partnership with the Greater Kansas City 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 us online.

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