National Archives at Kansas City

Film Screening and Discussion of Capturing the Flag


Kansas City (MO)… On Monday, October 15 at 6:00 p.m., the National Archives will host a free film screening of Capturing the Flag. This program is presented in partnership with the American Jazz Museum and the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group. Post-film discussion will immediately follow the film. 

Three old friends travel to the North Carolina county named 2016 “posterchild” for voter suppression, intent on proving that the big idea of American democracy can be defended by small acts of individual citizens. Capturing The Flag begins in the fall of 2016 as Laverne Berry, Steven Miller, and Claire Wright prepare to travel from New York City to North Carolina to do voter protection work at the polls. Through their eyes and efforts the human dimension of democracy comes into focus. Capturing The Flag explores complex issues and emotions around voting rights that continues to play out all across America. 

Reservations are requested for this free program by calling 816-268-8010 or emailing Requests for ADA accommodations must be received five business days in advance.

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