Segment 1: One Kansas City couple looks to turn empty lots near the Jazz District into a thriving community.
Husband and wife team Daniel and Ebony Edwards have committed themselves to rebuilding one oft-overlooked neighborhood on Kansas City's east side. To do it, they founded Movement KC, through which they're working to revive parts of the Wendell Phillips area. Today, they shared their approach to redevelopment without gentrification.
- Daniel and Ebony Edwards, co-founders of Movement KC
Segment 2, beginning at 20:45: American immigration from 1829-1924 and now.
The way Americans think about and address immigration has changed significantly over the years. Despite a modern trend toward more prohibitive regulations, laws restricting entry, work permissions and citizenship used to be basically nonexistent. We learned how that shift happened, and how immigrants have helped create the fabric of the country throughout its history.
- Sandra Enriquez, University of Missouri-Kansas City assistant professor of history and director of the Public History Emphasis
- Beccah Rendall, Kansas City Public Library VISTA/RISE program coordinator
Sandra Enriquez will lead a discussion about America's century of immigration at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, at the Kansas City Public Library's Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64105. The event launches a six-week series of film screenings and discussions on the topic. For more information, visit KCLibrary.org.