Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Coming Soon: Talking Kansas City Black Politics And Leon Jordan Legacy



Notes on an upcoming event and Kansas City old school politics . . .

The UMKC Libraries are partnering with KCUR and the UMKC Friends of the Library to host two moderated panel discussions exploring the life and work of Leon Jordan as well as his impact on current and future black politics in Kansas City.

Local history . . .

"Leon Jordan was a well-known and highly respected politician and civil rights leader in Kansas City and Missouri. He has often been hailed as one of the most influential African Americans in Kansas City history and, at the time of his death, the state's most powerful black politician.

"As a prominent member of Kansas City society, Jordan's infamous murder and the mysteries surrounding it rattled the Kansas City community. But his memory and legacy live on to encourage the continued growth of black social and political leaders in Kansas City and beyond."

More info on the upcoming here . . .

You decide . . .

5 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Aren't we enlarging Leon Jordan's legacy greater than what it actually was? Let it go, already.

Anonymous said...

Does Leon wear Jordan's the air type ?

Anonymous said...

^^^ No, he never lived long enough to ever know what Jordans are.

Anonymous said...

What about the Liberia years?

Anonymous said...

Libtards and thier pet coons. How silly.