Kansas City Refuses To Cancel William Volker

Apropos for today . . . Here's background on a founding father of Kansas City and real life old school influencer who deserves to be remembered.

William Volker (April 1, 1859 – November 4, 1947) was an entrepreneur who turned a picture frame business into a multimillion-dollar empire and who then gave away his fortune to shape much of Kansas City, Missouri, both through the William Volker Fund and anonymously, earning him the nickname of "Mr. Anonymous."[1]

Read more about the local street name game that threatens to erase local history . . .

Kansas City Parks board considering new street to call Volker Boulevard after MLK vote

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Just last month, Kansas City approved naming a number of streets after Martin Luther King Jr. But by renaming these streets after one civil rights icon, city leaders are hoping to not forget about another historical figure.