Film Screening: The Black Press: Soldiers without Swords

Join AJM for a screening of The Black Press: Soldiers without Swords (1999) at the National Archives at Kansas City. In this award-winning PBS documentary, archival footage and photographs are featured alongside interviews with editors, photographers, and reporters from African-American newspapers, who worked tirelessly on the front lines to give voice to a culture marginalized by white media. It 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.

There will be a reception at 6:00 pm before the film starts at 6:30 pm. Reservations are requested for this free program by calling 816-268-8010 or emailing

This event is made possible by a partnership with the National Archives at Kansas City and Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group.





American Jazz Museum


National Archives at Kansas City
400 W Pershing Rd
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States