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Boss: The Black Experience in Business

February 3, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST

Monday, February 3, 2020 – 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Monday, February 3 at 5:30 p.m., the National Archives in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the Greater KC Black History Study Group, and Shirley’s Kitchen Cabinet, will host an exhibit viewing of No Turning Back: The Growth of Black Female Entrepreneurs and film screening of BOSS: The Black Experience in Business. Reservations  are requested for this free program.

A light reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with exhibit remarks from Dell Gines, Senior Community Development Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank at 6:30 p.m., and the film screening immediately following. The exhibit viewing and film program both take place at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO. Special note: a photo-issued government ID (e.g. drivers license, passport, or state issued ID) is required to enter the building. Guests without proper identification will be denied admission. Please allow 5-10 minutes for the security screening process.

B​OSS: The Black Experience in Business is the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skills, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth. The history of business and entrepreneurship lies at the heart of the American story, but often absent from that narrative are the experiences of African Americans. From the country’s earliest days, African Americans have embodied the qualities of innovation, risk-taking and determination to forge a path toward a better life. This documentary traces the lives of African American entrepreneurs over 150 years, from those bound by bondage to moguls at the top of million-dollar empires. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, BOSS brings the largely unknown stories of enterprising African Americans to the forefront.

No Turning Back: The Growth of Black Female Entrepreneurs is an exhibition highlighting the research conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Community Affairs department on the characteristics, challenges and trends for black women business owners in the United States.

Free Admission

Register here:  http://frbkc.custhelp.com/ci/documents/detail/2/BOSSEventReg

5:30-6:30: Reception with coffee, tea, and hor d’euvre
6:30-6:45: Exhibition Remarks with Dell Gines, Senior Community Development Advisor
6:45-8:00: Film Screening of BOSS: The Black Experience in Business


February 3, 2020
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


The National Archives at Kansas City


Federal Reserve Bank
1 Memorial Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64198 United States
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