Kansas City Redlining Legacy Reexamined

This Johnson County Library study continues to garner attention throughout the metro and across the nation.

Here's a perspective form a longtime local newsman . . .

Drawing red lines around certain areas of the city considered unworthy of investments in homeownership damaged not just greater Kansas City but also other communities around the country in countless ways.

That segregationist system worked exactly as it was designed, making not just white families in Johnson County rich, but also real estate developers such as J.C. Nichols by using racially restrictive covenants that kept white families from selling to Blacks (or Jews, for that matter).

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Lasting Scars of Redlining on Display at the Johnson County Museum

A 1954 all-electric model home sits just outside the entrance to the Johnson County Museum's current - and terrific - yearlong exhibit about the devastating practice of redlining. In front of the house sits a turquoise and white 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air. "This was the ideal of the American dream," says Andrew R.