Join us for films and discussion on the past, present and future of civil rights in America. Free and open to the public.
The Created Equal film series is sponsored by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in collaboration with MidAmerica Nazarene University.
Film Series, Upcoming
(40 min. excerpt)
Monday, Mar. 10, 2014 - 7-9 pm
American Jazz Museum, 1616 E 18th St, KCMO
Discussion leader: Glenn North, education director and poet-in-residence, American Jazz Museum.
Glenn North is education manager and poet-in-residence at the American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, Mo. He facilitates and designs education programming including the popular open-mic poetry competition and jazz poetry jams. Glenn is working toward a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing with an emphasis in poetry at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. He has been awarded a Generative Performing Artist grant from the Charlotte Street Foundation and was selected to be a Cave Canem fellow.
Film Series, Past
(30 min. excerpt)
Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 7-9 pm
College Church of the Nazarene: Uphaus Hall, Olathe, KS
Special appearance by John Brown reenactor Kerry Altenbernd.
Kerry Altenbernd is a third-generation native of Douglas County, Kansas. He serves as the law librarian for the Douglas County Law Library in Lawrence, Kan. For more than ten years, he has been working to preserve the Black Jack Battlefield, site of the June 2, 1856 attack by Free State forces, led by abolitionist John Brown on a proslavery militia. He is currently vice-president of the Black Jack Battlefield Trust and on-site tour coordinator for the Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park. His work with the battlefield led to him portraying John Brown, which he has been doing for seven years.
(Shown in its entirety)
Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 - 7-9 pm
Bell Cultural Events Center, MNU Campus, Olathe, KS
Discussion leader: Dr. Elizabeth Hornor, history professor, MNU.
Dr. Elizabeth Hornor is assistant professor of history at MidAmerica Nazarene University. Dr. Hornor holds a PhD in history from Stony Brook University. She has been a faculty member at Suffolk County Community College, Stony Brook University and MNU. Well versed in American History, Dr. Hornor has presented on a number of American history topics from the 1700’s and is the recipient of the following awards and fellowships:
2009 David Library Fellowship, David Library of the American Revolution, Washington Crossing, Pa.
2008 Robert L. Middlekauf Fellowship, The Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif.
2008 Hugh Cleland Award for Innovative Teaching, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y.
2004 Gardiner Fellowship, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y.
(Shown in its entirety)
Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 - 7-9 pm
Blue Hills Church of the Nazarene, 10306 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO
Discussion leader: Dr. Naomi Lanney, author, educator and pastor.
Dr. Naomi Lanney is a wife, mother, grandmother, educator, published author and pastor. Dr. Lanney holds an EdS in secondary administration from University of Missouri - Kansas City and an EdD from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Most recently she earned a certificate in Christian discipleship from Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Mo.
Dr. Lanney had a 30-plus year career as teacher, vice-principal and principal. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Nazarene Theological Seminary. She is the author of The Spirit of My Children about her experiences as a middle school principal. She also serves as an associate pastor at Blue Hills Church of the Nazarene.
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