The memorial to Levi Harrington, a black man killed in Kansas City, Mo., in the 1880s, had been vandalized before. The authorities are investigating the vandalism of a sign that memorialized a Missouri man, Levi Harrington, who was lynched in the 1880s, the police in Kansas City, Mo., said on Monday.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Kansas City Petty Vandalism Earns New York Times Coverage Despite Stunning Lack Of Public Interest In Local History
Every news station covered this drama and filed a breathy report lamenting the display . . . Still, nobody seemed to care about the recent memorial that was only dedicated a couple of years ago . . . Even nationwide coverage failed to garner much interest in long forgotten history in a world that's mostly waiting for fresh garbage content via their social media feed . . . Take a look: