The National Archives in partnership with the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group and the American Jazz Museum, will host a film screening and discussion at 6:30 p.m. April 24, of The Black Press: Soldiers without Swords. A free light reception will precede the program at 6 p.m.

This award-winning PBS documentary, archival footage and photographs recounts the largely forgotten stories of generations of Black journalists who risked life and livelihood so African Americans could represent themselves in their own words and images. This film is produced and directed by Stanley Nelson Jr. This program is part of a film series presented in collaboration with the American Jazz Museum and the Greater KC Black History Study Group.

The National Archives is located at 400 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City. This is a free event, but reservations are requested, call 816-268-8010 or email kansascity.educate@nara.gov.