Glenn North, Director of the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center & Poet Laureate of the 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District, performs "I Sing Their Names". The poem was written as part of Kansas City Black History 2021, a 44 page book about African American history in the Kansas City area.
Bruce R. Watkins leads students and others in a march down I-70 towards the Kansas City, Missouri,
City Hall as part of protests following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in April 1968.
Photo: LaBudde Special Collections, UMKC University Libraries.
Principal Anna Jones (standing, left) leads a class at Douglass School in Kansas City, Missouri. Circa 1911.
Photo: The Black Archives of Mid-America