Kansas City, Missouri (finally) gets a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

One of Kansas City, Missouri’s major thoroughfares will undergo a significant name change from Paseo Boulevard to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The change, which was one of several options, is more than a year in the making, and Thursday afternoon’s final vote split the city council 8-4. It also could take months for … More Kansas City, Missouri (finally) gets a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

‘We are the voice:’ St. Louis student leaders reflect on 50th anniversary of King assassination

On March 14, students Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School walked out of their school and through their Grand Center neighborhood in St. Louis, stopping on the steps of St. Francis Xavier College Church. Among the Cardinal Ritter students who took part in the walkout, were two members of the school’s student council: Deja Brown, 17, is … More ‘We are the voice:’ St. Louis student leaders reflect on 50th anniversary of King assassination

Green Duck Lounge: A series of podcasts exploring today’s civil rights movement through the lens of history

In 1970, a gunman killed civil rights leader Leon Jordan outside the Green Duck Lounge, a popular Kansas City watering hole which Jordan owned. Reporter Michelle Tyrene Johnson of KCUR-FM in Kansas City is also a playwright who penned the play,” The Green Duck Lounge.” In Februrary, the University of Missouri staged the play, which … More Green Duck Lounge: A series of podcasts exploring today’s civil rights movement through the lens of history