Film Screening and Discussion of True Justice at the National Archives
Kansas City (MO)…On Tuesday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. the National Archives in partnership with Park University and the Greater KC Black History Study Group, will offer a screening of True Justice. This program will take place at the National Archives, 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO. Remarks from Dr. John Hamilton, professor of criminal justice at Park University, will follow the screening.
True Justice is an HBO-produced documentary that explores the life and most memorable cases of Bryan Stevenson, an Alabama public interest lawyer, advocate for incarcerated people and founder/executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative where he continues his decades-long effort to eradicate racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. This film sparks critical conversations about the history of racial injustice in America and compels us to confront the ways it continues to permeate American society in both obvious and covert ways.
To make a reservation for this free program call 816-268-8010 or email. Requests for ADA accommodations must be received five business days in advance. Special note: a Hollywood produced feature motion picture film debuted in commercial theaters in December 2019 titled Just Mercy, and tells the story of Stevenson based on his own autobiography.
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 www.archives.gov/kansas-city/.
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