At Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, we focus on the 1850-1865 era of the Border War and Civil War in Kansas and Missouri. While these events led to major changes in citizenship status of African Americans, there was still work to be done in achieving full freedom and equality. In Freedom’s Frontier, we trace that “Enduring Struggle for Freedom” from the end of the Civil War through the Brown v. Board of Education decision.
Within the heritage area, there are several civil rights leaders in whom you can find inspiration. Some are well-known nationally, some are well-known locally, and some aren’t famous, but are certainly worthy of wider recognition. Below are some suggestions for places you can get started learning about inspiring civil rights leaders.
Lucile H. Bluford exhibit at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch of the Kansas City Public Library.
Buffalo Soldier Memorial Park exhibit at Fort Leavenworth.
What civil rights leader in Freedom’s Frontier inspires you?