Center for Missouri Studies to Host Free Screening of The Kinloch Doc on March 15

Filmmaker and University of Missouri Alumna Alana Marie will return to Columbia on March 15 for the screening of her film The Kinloch Doc as part of SHSMO's African American Experience in Missouri Series.

The Kinloch Doc film shares personal memories of residents who grew up in the first and largest all-Black incorporated city in Missouri, located near St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Once a thriving and flourishing Black community for much of the 19th and 20th centuries, Kinloch began a steady decline in the 1980s when the City of St. Louis purchased property for the expanding Lambert Airport. The Kinloch Doc explores how major political decisions destroyed the community which had once been home to notable figures, including comedian Dick Gregory, actor Jenifer Lewis and U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

  • African American Experience in Missouri: The Kinloch Doc

    Mar
    15
    6:00 pm
    Where

    Center for Missouri Studies
    Cook Hall, First Floor
    605 Elm Street
    Columbia, MO 65201

    Where

    Center for Missouri Studies
    Cook Hall, First Floor
    605 Elm Street
    Columbia, MO 65201

    Join us at the Center for Missouri Studies in downtown Columbia on March 15 for a free screening of The Kinloch Doc from filmmaker Alana Marie. The Kinloch Doc explores the rise and demise of Missouri's first Black city–Kinloch–located in the northwest suburbs of St. Louis near St. Louis Lambert International Airport. A discussion with the filmmaker will follow the screening.

    Alana Marie is a filmmaker, storyteller, and digital content creator from St. Louis who uses her social work training to highlight stories of underrepresented people, places, and spaces. She is also an #IntheCity Artist Fellow in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University and a Works-in-Progress Lab Member with the Hayti Heritage Film Festival.

    6:00 p.m. Reception
    6:30 p.m. The Kinloch Doc Screening
    7:30 p.m. Discussion

    Download the event flyer

    This event is part of the African American Experience in Missouri Series which offers opportunities to reach a new understanding of present-day Missouri by learning about the history of African Americans within the state.

    Sponsored by the State Historical Society of Missouri's Center for Missouri Studies, Missouri Humanities, and University of Missouri’s Division of Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity, College of Arts and Science, Truman School of Public Affairs, Kinder Institute, and Michael A. Middleton Center. Presented in collaboration with the University of Missouri's Center for Academic Success & Excellence.

    Interpretive services will be provided for audience members with hearing impairments.