Freedom's Frontier Heritage Traveler

Find Inspiration in the Story of a Civil Rights Leader

Exhibits at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum / American Jazz Museum complex provide insight into Kansas City's Civil Rights leaders.

Exhibits at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum / American Jazz Museum complex provide insight into Kansas City’s civil rights leaders.

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.

American Jazz Museum.

Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site.

Black Archives of Mid-America.

Lucile H. Bluford exhibit at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch of the Kansas City Public Library.

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.

Buffalo Soldier Memorial Park exhibit at Fort Leavenworth.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

Richard Allen Cultural Center.

St. Joseph Black Archives.

What civil rights leader in Freedom’s Frontier inspires you?

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This entry was posted on August 17, 2015 by in 9 and 99.

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