His work on the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act was a policy achievement unequaled by most of his peers. There's no understating his importance to the legacy of the civil rights era in Kansas City.
Here's news of his tragic death . . .
Kansas City Civil Rights leader Alvin Sykes died Friday morning at Merriam Gardens Healthcare and Rehabilitation facility in Shawnee, Kansas, according to a nurse at the facility. Sykes had been suffering the acute affects of a fall at Union Station two years ago from which he never recovered. Sykes was 64.