Shortleaf Band with Michael Fraser presents a concert featuring original and traditional music from the Civil War. One of Missouri’s most acclaimed musical groups, the band has conducted extensive research into Civil War-era music and composition techniques, and has performed at various Civil War re-enactments as well as at the John Wornall House Museum. Shortleaf has its roots in the Ozarks, but is now based in Kansas City. The band’s core includes fiddle, flute, and guitar.
Greg Hurd introduces his documentary, From Separate to Equal: The Creation of Truman Medical Centers, a collaboration with Kevin Willmott.
Scheduled to air on KCPT in April, the documentary tells the history of Kansas City’s black health care pioneers and their efforts, which eventually led to the integration of several health care systems that formed Truman Medical Centers.
Co-sponsored by Truman Medical Centers and Kansas City Public Television.
International relations scholar John Mearsheimer from the University of Chicago discusses his new book, Why Leaders Lie, a comprehensive examination of the strategic lies told in international politics.
On April 12, 1861, Confederate forces attacked Union-held Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, ending an excruciating period of uncertainty and marking the start of the most destructive war ever waged on American soil—the Civil War.
To mark the 150th anniversary of the battle at Fort Sumter, historian Ethan Rafuse of the Military History Department at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth discusses the events leading up to the attack, the battle itself, and the effect it had on the nation.
Author and architectural historian Cydney Millstein discusses the exhibit Century of Legendary Places: The Legacy of Kansas City’s Hare & Hare. The talk marks the opening night of the year-long installation.
Acclaimed Purdue University historian and biographer Randy Roberts discusses the life and career of boxing icon Joe Louis and explains how his impact on sport and country was unlike that of any other athlete of his era.