A Journey To The Past For Youth Group Yields Renewed Black History Mission

After visiting Point Comfort — present-day Hampton, Virginia — a few weeks ago, Anthony Ross, director of the St. Louis chapter of Remember the 400, said he wants the group to bring more black history to the region. The group traveled for 20 hours by bus to Hampton in late August to commemorate the 400th anniversary … More A Journey To The Past For Youth Group Yields Renewed Black History Mission

Some Black Kansas City Residents Say Renaming A Street Is Erasing History

Micheal Logan remembers a time when blacks in Kansas City, Missouri, weren’t allowed to go south of 27th Street. So for him, when Paseo Boulevard officially became Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in February, it felt as if the opinions of many black residents had been ignored. “Black people know this, know Paseo more than the average … More Some Black Kansas City Residents Say Renaming A Street Is Erasing History

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