Plaza Branch | Monday, March 26 | 6:30 p.m.
The Library, KCPT-Kansas City PBS, and KSHB-41 Action News screen a new documentary short about the civil unrest Kansas City experienced following Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in April 1968. A panel discussion follows, featuring Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, longtime community activist Alvin Brooks, and others.
The Library’s Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment (RISE) team connects immigrants in the KC area with vital resources and services. One RISE program was instrumental in helping a determined woman realize her dream to become a U.S. citizen.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, stories of several remarkable women are shared in Coloring Kansas City: Women Who Made History, a coloring book produced by the Library's Missouri Valley Special Collections.