Explore Kansas City's African American History and Areas of Interest



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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Museums at 18th & Vine

Take a tour of two of the city's most celebrated museums at the 18th & Vine Historic Jazz District. The American Jazz Museum pays tribute to America's top jazz musicians. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum re-creates the look, feel and sounds of Negro Leagues Baseball from the 1860s to the 1950s. ...

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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