COMING SOON: KANSAS CITY RACISM HISTORY CONVERSATION!!!
Right now, let's look at the big picture amid ongoing culture war frustration and constant debate in the context of a system that many people think is rigged.
Here's info on a local talk from a rising star scribe that covers everything from recent shootings, current political trends and the legacy of hateration that governs our voting structures today.
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Racism in Kansas City Book Talk at Prospero's
Garrett S. Griffin, the author of "Racism in Kansas City: A Short History," will speak on the origins of the book and troubling current trends in white thought in KC and elsewhere.
His book is a study of Kansas City’s darkest moments—slavery, the border war, the Civil War, bombings of black homes, lynchings, the segregation of neighborhoods and schools, the civil rights struggle, the Black Panther movement, the 1968 race riot, assassinations in the 1970s, the infamous Missouri v. Jenkins U.S. Supreme Court case, and the racial inequities that still plague Kansas City today. Threaded throughout Racism in Kansas City are stories of those who fought ardently against racist policies—and won.
The book's foreword was written by Alvin Brooks.
Copies will be available for sale and signing at the event. Or you can buy one in advance today at Prospero's.
Learn more about the book by visiting The Racism in Kansas City: A Short History Facebook page (give us a Like) or reading the book description.
Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
1800 W 39th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64111
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