Craig Cobb was already notorious before trying to take over Leith, North Dakota, and turn it into an Aryan enclave some three years ago. The struggle for control of the tiny hamlet culminated in the white supremacist’s arrest for intimidating its residents.
As part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up community cinema initiative, the Library and KCPT-TV screen the documentary Welcome to Leith, which chronicles the saga from the days leading up to Cobb’s arrest to his release from jail six months later (he eventually was placed on probation). The film touches on Cobb’s connection to Frazier Glenn Miller, who in 2014 killed three people outside the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas.
After the film Jim LaManno, whose wife Terri was one of the three people killed on April 13, 2014, will be speaking about SevenDays, a weeklong series of events promoting inclusion, love and kindness.The event is co-presented by KCPT and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.