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Filmmaker to attend panel on blacks, Republicans and race
Contact: Rob Eisele816-415-7574
March 9, 2012

Filmmaker Kevin Williams, director of “Fear of a Black Republican,” will participate in a panel discussion on “Blacks, Republicans and Race” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25 in John Gano Memorial Chapel on the William Jewell College campus in Liberty, Mo. William Jewell and Clay County African-American Legacy Inc. will co-sponsor the free event. Tickets or reservations are not required, but donations will be solicited at the event.

A portion of the documentary film “Fear of a Black Republican” will be screened as a springboard for the discussion. According to the film’s web site, “Fear of a Black Republican” explores “the phenomenon of Black Republicans, their battles with Democrats and their own party, their struggle for power and acceptance within the African-American community and how this affects Black America and Urban America.” The documentary was directed by independent filmmaker Kevin Williams of Trenton, N.J. Additional information on the film can be found at www.fearofablackrepublican.com

Dr. Gary Armstrong, professor of political science at William Jewell, will moderate the panel. In addition to filmmaker Kevin Williams, panel members will include Carson Ross, mayor of Blue Springs, Mo.; Bev Randles, a North Kansas City Republican currently managing her husband’s campaign for governor of Missouri; and Tim Flook, an attorney, former Missouri State Representative and William Jewell College graduate.

William Jewell College is committed to bringing together talented students and gifted faculty mentors within a vibrant community sparked by a rigorous and intentional liberal arts curriculum. A full range of personal and professional development experiences are presented by the selective national liberal arts college’s location within the Kansas City metroplex of more than two million.

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