American Jazz Museum Site of Mar. 10 Event

Feb. 26, 2014 - by Carol Best

Glenn North of American Jazz Museum to Lead Discussion

Film Screening and Discussion of Freedom Riders
February 26, 2013
american jazz museum site of mnu event

A free screening of Freedom Riders followed by a scholarly discussion, Mar. 10, 2014, at 7 p.m. will be held at the American Jazz Museum, 1616 E 18th Street, Kansas City, Mo. A 40-minute excerpt of the film will be shown with discussion led by Glenn North, education director and poet-n-residence, American Jazz Museum. The event is part of MNU’s film series highlighting the history of civil rights in America to be shown in various Metro locations Jan. through Mar.

Freedom Riders is a PBS documentary film that tells the story of a courageous group of civil rights activists that were called Freedom Riders. Over 400 black and white Americans challenged segregation in the American South in 1961, by traveling together on buses and trains throughout the Deep South. These riders violated Jim Crow laws and were met with racism and mob violence, which tested their belief in nonviolent activism.

“It is hard to imagine the level of brutality with which the Freedom Riders were met as they journeyed into the deep South. And yet these historical events actually occurred – in our country, and not that long ago.” said Project Director Bruce Flanders, Director, Mabee Library and Learning Commons.

MNU’s film series is a part of Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Created Equal uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion surrounding America’s civil rights history. The powerful documentaries, The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders and The Loving Story, include dramatic scenes of incidents in the 150-year effort to achieve equal rights for all. MNU is one of only 473 institutions across the country awarded a set of the films. NEH has partnered with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to develop programmatic and support materials for the screening sites.

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“We are thrilled to be partnering with the American Jazz Museum for this exciting cultural event. We are so fortunate to have this amazing, internationally-acclaimed museum in Kansas City,” said Flanders. “Mr. Glenn North, Education Director for the Museum, will provide a fascinating overview of the relationship between the Civil Rights movement and the world of jazz music.”

Glenn-North-2013Glenn North is education manager and poet-in-residence at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City.

The Created Equal film set is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

For more information about the event and the entire series, visit www.mnu.edu/created-equal, or call (913) 971-3485.

 

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