The Kansas City Public Library, The Black Archives of Mid-America, and UMKC's Black Studies Program are working in partnership to present the Black History Month Book-to-Film Series  Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of February.
Lawrence Cook joins the CIA but is merely the agency’s token black. Disillusioned, he drops out and uses his training to plot a new American Revolution. Taken from the 1969 novel by Sam Greenlee. Rated PG, 102 minutes.
This program seeks to underscore the importance of reading books by African American authors and viewing the popular film adaptations of these novels in order to gain a fresh perspective relating to issues that confront the African American community.
A preliminary discussion with noted moderators is planned to provide context for the historical issues, contemporary contrasts, and visual cues to be aware of while viewing the films. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the program.