Friday, March 19, 2021

Groundbreaking Kansas City Civil Rights Pioneer Alvin Sykes Passes Away

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 . . .

Alvin Sykes, Self-Taught Legal Scholar And Civil Rights Advocate, Dies at 64

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.