Kansas City Leaders Demand Reparations On MLK Day 2023

We've talked this one extensively . . .

However, here's one more glimpse at the local conversation . . .

"The legislation does not guarantee reparations for Kansas City’s “past actions to support and defend the institution of slavery and segregation era human rights violations,” as the ordinance put it. But Robinson, who was among the six panelists on stage, said they are needed. “Equity is not enough,” she said."

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President of Negro Leagues Baseball Museum reminds visitors it's about far more than the sport

The Negro leagues Baseball Museum's director Bob Kendrick has stories, lots of stories.On this Martin Luther King Jr Day, both KU and Mizzou's baseball teams stopped by for tours.The players looked and listened to Kendrick, hoping to promote conversations on diversity.Baseball was only a part of this lesson, however."It's a social justice museum, just seen through the lens of baseball," Kendrick said.From the baseball to the bleachers, there is something at the museum for everyone.

'Right these wrongs': On MLK Day, panelists say reparations are needed in Kansas City

Looking out at more than 100 faces Monday evening, Justice Gatson asked the crowd gathered inside the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City what they wanted. "Reparations," a unison of voices responded. "When do we want it?" Gatson asked from a stage, in a chant reminiscent to one that became well-known across the country during Black Lives Matter protests.

The Chiefs partner with Kansas City Public Schools to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Kansas City Chiefs are partnering with Kansas City Public Schools to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Kansas City Ambassadors Tim Barnett, Shawn Barber, Eric Hicks and Gary Stills alongside other volunteers will join City Year Kansas City are commemorating the Civil Rights Movement by celebrating King's birthday as a "day on, not a day off."

A Review of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Impact on Kansas City

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