Upcoming Release

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“I Remember 12th Street” is a documentary film produced by Rodney M. Thompson and Stinson McClendon about the history of Kansas City’s storied 12th Street, the subject of song and jazz legends, as told through first-hand accounts by people who lived through one of the most fascinating periods in the city’s history.

In Kansas City, Missouri, from the 1930s to the 1960s, 12th Street, from downtown going east for scores of blocks, was the center of life in a thriving African American community. The street was home to commerce and entertainment. This is the story of a street that sustained and shaped Kansas City’s African American community during a critical period. The community elders remember 12th Street.

The story of the fabled street is brought to life in this intriguing film that explores an important part of Kansas City’s history that must be preserved.

Join us on February 26 @ 6:30p on Zoom for the virtual film release. Directly followed by a Q&A with the directors Rodney Thompson & Stinson Mclendon from Reel Images and the documentary participants. Moderated by Dr. Carmaleta Williams, Executive Director of the Black Archives.

Free tickets are available on EventBrite.
For more Information email reelimages816@gmail.com

“I REMEMBER 12TH STREET” Reel Images February 2021