Monday, January 18, 2021

Fact Check: MLK Did Visit Kansas City

Our troll friends in Northeast propagated a sketchy argument in a somewhat recent street sign debate: THEY said MLK never visited KC.

And so, newsies diligently poured over archives to prove this talking point wrong.

This visit confirms a cowtown civil rights connection and provides a point of pride for local journalism that has suffered amid the rise of social media influencers. 

Check-it . . .

MLK in Kansas City

She had been sent to get an interview and she would get it, but not without some help. Her assignment: talk to the Black minister, civil rights leader and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner - Martin Luther King, Jr. - who had just flown into Kansas City.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know that is right as I saw MLK shopping at Dillard's in Bannister Mall.

Seems like yesterday.

Anonymous said...

^^^

OKAY, now THAT is funny. Well done.

Byron Funkhouser said...

You mean conservatives lied?

What a surprise.

Anonymous said...

^^^ WTF?

Anonymous said...

King was never in Kansas City Mo. This writer is lying. King was always on the Kansas side. That picture of the group was taken over in KCK. Martin Luther King Jr. stopped by Kansas in January of 1968 to speak with a number of leaders from throughout Wyandotte County. On Jan. 19, 1968, Chester Owens Jr., and several other Kansas City leaders posed for a photo with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a TWA lounge. King was passing through due to a speech at Kansas State University. The men had been summoned, “really just there to make him comfortable,” as Owens put it on KCUR’s Central Standard.

King was supposed to come back to help with Kansas state Sen. George Haley’s re-election campaign; Haley and King were friends from college. It never happened. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

Chester Owens knows the real truth and this lady writer does not.

Anonymous said...

^^^^I also forgot to add that picture was taken at Fairfax Airport as King flew in small planes and left Fairfax to go to Manhattan.

Anonymous said...

James Earl Ray actually lived in Missouri. Good ol boy, that James Earl. Turned out to be a genuine hero.

Damn All Marxists said...

Saw Martin last week in line at Bryant's. Said Bryant's ribs were much better than Gate's.

Anonymous said...

^^but do was your daddy so....

Tab said...

Mark Twain visited KC too, but we arent trying to name a airport for him

Anonymous said...

Who cares.

Unknown said...

Well done! Of course, no surprise that Dems suck at history.

Anonymous said...

Who the fuck cares? The Beatles visited KC but it doesn’t require “Beatle Blvd.” And Byron’s been to KC but it doesn’t mean we need “Welfare Turd Trail.”

Anonymous said...

Who cares, MLK was abusive to women. Let's start telling the truth please.