Like so many others, Historic Kansas City is deeply saddened at the horrific and senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the long-standing history of racial violence, oppression, and inequality across the nation that this tragedy demonstrates.
As an organization that considers how the historic places of our city contribute to our contemporary lives, we feel strongly that being inclusive in the history we teach and the historic places we celebrate affects how we frame and understand contemporary events. Our history and how we talk about it affects how we act today and moving forward.
We reaffirm our pledge to use our platform to share a fair, holistic, honest, and inclusive history. This includes accurately representing the history of all neighborhoods, and to bring to the foreground underrepresented stories of communities of color, which are as significant and empowering as those with which many are more familiar. Our challenges today are integrally connected with our past, and the best way to overcome them is to openly and honestly explore them.Read More Historic Kansas City »