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Eight Days in April: Race, Rebellion, and Reconciliation
Join us for a free virtual event, "Eight Days in April: Race, Rebellion, and Reconciliation", on February 18 from 6:00-7:30pm featuring a panel discussion about the eight days surrounding the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in April 1968 and how the impact of those days continues to shape Kansas City today.

Please register in advance for the Zoom event. If you have any questions about registration, please contact Dr. Anthony LaBat at labata@umkc.edu or (816) 235-1532, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00am - 4:30pm.

This event is held in conjunction with the opening of the exhibit Eight Days in April: The Story of the 1968 Uprising in Kansas City, which draws upon historical materials from UMKC's LaBudde Special Collections and Marr Sound Archives. The exhibit will be available to view at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and Museum when it is safe to open to the public and is also available as a digital exhibit. The digital exhibit includes an opportunity for community members to participate in a survey about renaming the 1968 Riot Collection.


Dia Wall (moderator), Anchor/Reporter KSHB

Dr. Delia Gillis, Professor of History & Founding Director of The Center for Africana Studies.

Don Maxwell, Revitalize Prospect

Glenn Rice, Journalist, Kansas City Star

Dr. Susan Wilson, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Jason Cooley, Community Initiative Officer, Chief of Police, Kansas City Police Department

UMKC Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives, Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and Museum, and Prospect Business Association are sponsoring this program in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Collaborators: Elbert Anderson, Simone Curls, Dee Evans, Jennifer Ingraham, Dr. Anthony LaBat, Sean McCue, Glenn North, Sandy Rodriguez

Feb 18, 2021 06:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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