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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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11
Feb
2020

Rev. Wallace Hartsfield, Sr.: Paving the Way

Date:February 11, 2020
Rev. Wallace Hartsfield, Sr.: Paving the Way

RideKC and the Prospect MAX Advisory Committee are honoring Rev. Hartsfield as part of the Paving the Way Honor Plaque program as part of the new Prospect MAX line.

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10
Feb
2020

Honor Plaques Recognize Kansas Citians Who Paved the Way

Date:February 10, 2020
Honor Plaques Recognize Kansas Citians Who Paved the Way

RideKC's Honor Plaque Program honors community members who made significant contributions in Kansas City and especially along Prospect.

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12
Dec
2019

Attend a January Career Fair to explore a job with RideKC

Date:December 12, 2019
Attend a January Career Fair to explore a job with RideKC

Interested in a career on the RideKC team? KCATA is hiring bus drivers, mechanics and serviceworkers!

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23
Oct
2019

Prospect MAX Opening Day Announced

Date:October 23, 2019
Prospect MAX Opening Day Announced

Get ready to ride! Prospect MAX begins Monday, Dec. 9.

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