14 AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO LEFT THEIR MARK ON KANSAS CITY

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In every aspect of the Kansas City landscape, from education to sports, music, medicine, politics, science, technology and others, African American innovation, leadership and entrepreneurial endeavors have left indelible marks.

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18th & Vine

Follow the downtown beat to Kansas City’s historic jazz district, where barbecue, baseball and blues meld together for one sweet melody.

KANSAS CITY'S AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY

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The African-American community is an important component of Kansas City and its history.

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Kansas City Power & Light District

This downtown hub generates buzz with citywide watch parties, huge concerts and terrific food.

Crown Center District

Stay and play in this Downtown area where family fun reigns supreme.

Country Club Plaza

Some call it the “Rodeo Drive of the Midwest,” but this Spanish-inspired shopping district dotted with fountains and statues truly has a flavor all its own.

First Fridays in the Crossroads Arts District

Crossroads Arts District

The neighborhood that arts built: Once-vacant warehouses are now home to galleries, restaurants and more.

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