Monday, March 09, 2020

Kansas City's Civil Rights Struggle Well Remembered Over Fairlyland Park

Here's just a bit of local history and this town's inevitable step path toward white flight and divisive political rhetoric dominating nearly every facet of the discourse . . . Checkit:

curiousKC: Winning Access to Fairyland Park

QUESTION: Did Fairyland Park, for decades a popular amusement park in rigidly segregated Kansas City, have a day, or days, set aside each year, around Labor Day, for African Americans to patronize it? ANSWER: Yes - although the practice, which may have begun in 1932, evolved over time.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

And that’s why fairyland park closed too, those people ruined it, sorry but it’s true

Anonymous said...

Yep. And now there is not a trace of it left, except for some pillars and a retaining wall. The younger generation has not even heard of it.

Anonymous said...


Yep and they ruined Swope too. Now it's on to Westport, Plaza, and Crossroads.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I thought the opposition to renaming the Paseo after Martin Luther King used as a main argument that he never came to Kansas City? And yet the article substantiates that he did. As usual, the racist TKC commentators were lying. Again.

Anonymous said...

Not to mention Indian Springs and Bannister Malls

Anonymous said...

Ahh, Fairyland Park.
Where the perv that ran the Big Dipper used to whip his dick out and flash the kids. Memories. A more innocent time. NOT!

Anonymous said...

The koloreds have ruined everything in kc and it’s spreading all over the country, they won’t be happy until the USA looks and acts like Mogadishu

Anonymous said...

^^^ Then you should go back to Denmark!

Anonymous said...

The lesson learned from this is probably too late to save Worlds of Fun. Have to keep certain people out.

Anonymous said...

With the markets crashing and an incompetent administration botching the virus response, it's nice TKC posted some old fashioned comfort food for the racist geezers.

Vent on losers, if it helps dull today's pain.

Anonymous said...

^Ha! It takes their feeble minds off their upcoming demise at the hands of their dear, dear leader.

Anonymous said...

Do we need a reminder to know how sick, demented and mentally ill white people are..? They’ll gladly take Black organs to sustain their life when they’ve abused their own to the point of mortality. No, we don’t. Every day examples are everywhere. We don’t need a flashback in time.

Anonymous said...

Fair play on that comment. Kansas City rejects hatred. All humans are created equal!