Special Presentation: The Community at 18th & Vine -- Past & Present
Featuring Geri Sanders, Archivist at the Black Archives of Mid-America
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 / 6:00pm-7:30pm
Black Archives of Mid-America
1722 E. 17th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108
In the 1920s the 18th & Vine community was established due to the system of segregation. Organizations and businesses, many of which were forerunners to numerous institutions today, such as Roberts Motor Mart, Wheatley-Provident Hospital and Ms. Meek's Funeral Home, were black-owned and operated and were opened to serve the Black Community. The Community at Eighteenth and Vine--Past and Present will explore how these businesses and organizations thrived and how their legacy currently impacts the state of the historic jazz district in the 21st century. Geri Sanders is the archivist at the Black Archives of Mid-America and she's an adjunct faculty member at Metropolitan Community Colleges--Penn Valley campus, teaching African American history and United States history.
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