Kansas City to Dedicate Historical Marker for Lynching

Eji Lynching memorial

On Saturday, December 1st, the Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City, the Missouri Conference of the NAACP, Missouri Faith Voices and Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty  (MADP) in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative will erect a historical marker to acknowledge the lynching of Mr. Levi Harrington, who was killed in West Kansas City on April 3, 1882. This is the first of several Missouri memorials for the 60 African Americans who were victims of racial lynchings between 1877 and 1950. The organizers believe that by publicly marking the sites of the lynchings, a necessary conversation can begin that advances truth and reconciliation. The event will take place at 3 p.m. in West Terrace Park, 750 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO. The public is welcome.
image via Equal Justice Initiative

November 30, 2018 - 1:09pm
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