Outdoor Film "Dawn of Day"

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Event Details

In honor of Wichita’s Juneteenth Celebration, enjoy an outdoor after-dark showing of Dawn of Day: The Underground Railroad in Kansas. This historical documentary covers the Underground Railroad in Kansas that brings to light Wabaunsee County’s unsung heroes who traversed one of the most turbulent times in our nation’s history. Faith, family, and politics united a community of neighbors who lived and died to ensure Kansas was a free state. Richard Pitts, director of the Wonder Workshop Children's Museum in Manhattan, Kansas, narrates the film and interviews educators, historians and descendants of abolitionists whose shared heritage lives on in the freedom we enjoy today. Rusty Earl, filmmaker from Manhattan, will be on hand to discuss the making of the film. Following sundown at 8:55 pm, we will show the film on the wall of the Duerksen Amphitheater on the Wichita State University campus. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for this inspiring film.
Event Type(s): Movies, Community Issues
Age Group(s): Adults