Reaction or Riot? Kansas City, Fifty Years After The Slaying Of Martin Luther King Jr.

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On April 9, 1968, five days after the killing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil unrest in response to long-standing racial tension broke out in Kansas City. But what really happened 50 years ago?

Last week, KCUR hosted the panel “Reaction or Riot?: Understanding 1968 in Kansas City” for community members to share their own experiences and recollections. Today, we revisited that conversation about the ways our city has — and hasn’t — changed in the last half century. Check out the full podcast featuring Michelle Tyrene Johnson


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