For this Saturday and our blog community of scholars and intellectuals, we've got important news on one of the most important conflicts impacting Kansas City.
To wit . . .
FIRST NEWS ON TKC . . . AN EPIC BOOK ON RACISM IN KANSAS CITY IS AVAILABLE FREE ON KINDLE!!!
The author was kind enough to send us this note . . .
"Racism in Kansas City is now on Kindle, and today it's free!!!"
Former Councilman and community leader Alvin Brooks provides the forward for this important Kansas City research.
An important passage from the preamble . . .
Mr. Brooks: "Kansas Citians, like so many others across the nation, wonder, “Could it happen here?” The answer lies in this 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 sometimes won.
"Racism in Kansas City, in the end, offers readers a hopeful message: with awareness comes understanding and then change."
The release of the print version of the book from author C.S. Griffin is slated for Oct. 14th but only here on TKC can we have a discussion of the work FIRST and FREELY.
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