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20
Mar
2020

Local Organizations Support ZeroFare KC

Date:March 20, 2020
Local Organizations Support ZeroFare KC

The Kansas City Community is rallying to support ZeroFare KC.The Kansas City Community is rallying to support ZeroFare KC. Leaders at non-profit organizations, schools, and elsewhere recognize the potential of public transportation without a financial barrier.

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27
Feb
2020

Alvin Brooks: Paving the Way

Date:February 27, 2020
Alvin Brooks: Paving the Way

Alvin Brooks is a Kansas City icon for his community focused leadership which paved the way for criminal justice reform in Kansas City.

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26
Feb
2020

Willie Arthur Smith: Paving the Way

Date:February 26, 2020
Willie Arthur Smith: Paving the Way

Willie Arthur Smith is an icon in the Kansas City area for his dedicated work with the youth of this city. Smith created Kansas City's first high school drill team: The Marching Cobras.

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25
Feb
2020

Horace “Pete” Peterson III: Paving the Way

Date:February 25, 2020
Horace “Pete” Peterson III: Paving the Way

Horace Michael “Pete” Peterson, III was a historian who captured the oral histories that helped shaped the Midwest. Peterson founded the Black Archives of Mid-America.

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24
Feb
2020

Dr. Samuel Rodgers: Paving the Way

Date:February 24, 2020
Dr. Samuel Rodgers: Paving the Way

Dr. Samuel U. Rodgers paved the way by creating equitable access to healthcare for the poor in Kansas City, Missouri.

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21
Feb
2020

Rev. Dr. A.L. Johnson Sr.: Paving the Way

Date:February 21, 2020
Rev. Dr. A.L. Johnson Sr.: Paving the Way

The Rev. Dr. A.L. Johnson Sr., was a great man of faith, vision and compassion and he paved the way as a humanitarian and activist in Kansas City. You can find Johnson's Honor Plaque at southbound Prospect at Swope Parkway. 

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19
Feb
2020

Fred Curls: Paving the Way

Date:February 19, 2020
Fred Curls: Paving the Way

Fred Curls paved the way in the real estate industry and through his political involvement in the Kansas City community. In 1952, Curls took a job at a friend’s real estate agency where he learned the real estate business.

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18
Feb
2020

Bernard Powell: Paving the Way

Date:February 18, 2020
Bernard Powell: Paving the Way

Bernard Powell was a civil rights activist who encouraged and facilitated investment around the Prospect community, at a time when people outside the community did not see the potential.

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13
Feb
2020

Ray Harris: Paving the Way

Date:February 13, 2020
Ray Harris: Paving the Way

Rayford “Ray” Harris was one of the first five Black bus drivers for KCATA. RideKC and the Prospect MAX Advisory Committee are honoring Ray Harris as part of the Paving the Way Honor Plaque program as part of the new Prospect MAX line.

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12
Feb
2020

Lucile Bluford: Paving the Way

Date:February 12, 2020
Lucile Bluford: Paving the Way

Lucile Bluford was a journalist with a passion to publish the everyday stories of black life in Kansas City. She was editor of the Kansas City Call and a leading voice in the civil rights movement. RideKC and the Prospect MAX Advisory Committee are honoring Lucile Bluford as part of the Paving the Way Honor Plaque program as part of the new Prospect MAX line. 

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