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Film Screening: I Remember 12th Street

Thursday, July 11
The Whole Story Program – Film Screening: I Remember 12th Street
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
J.E. Dunn Construction Theater
Free, RSVP Required
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From the 1930’s to the 1960’s, Kansas City’s 12th Street was the center of life in a flourishing African American community. It was a thriving commerce and entertainment hub, full of retail shops and service businesses, mom and pop grocers, and a movie theater. Its restaurants and nightclubs set the stage for the legendary sound of Kansas City Jazz, drawing musicians from around the world. This isn’t just a story about a street, however, it’s the story of a place that sustained and shaped Kansas City’s African American history.

Produced by Rodney Thompson and Stinson McClendon, I Remember 12th Street is a documentary film about Kansas City’s celebrated 12th Street, the subject of song and jazz legends, as told through first-hand accounts by people who lived through one of the most fascinating periods in the city’s history. Q & A with filmmakers, Rodney Thompson and Stinson McClendon, follows screening.

The Kansas City Museum is sponsoring this program in partnership with Missouri Humanities and with support from the Missouri Humanities Trust Fund. 


10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Noon – 5:00 p.m.

General Admission is FREE