The Old Quindaro Township in Kansas City, Kansas, finally may be getting the recognition it deserves. Between 1857 and 1862, Quindaro was a busy commercial port on the Missouri River. It was a mecca for abolitionists and settlers and considered a melting pot of Indians, European-Americans and freed slaves. New England progressives came in the hopes of making Kansas an anti-slave state. It's best known as an important stop on the Underground Railroad.
In the cold of a Kansas City winter, Fran Marion and her two teenage children wrapped themselves in coats and blankets in their frigid rental home. Marion had repeatedly asked her landlord to fix their broken furnace. When he didn’t respond, Marion deployed the only option she could think of. She withheld her rent check.