Leon Jordan http://kcur.org en Book Explores Life And Legacy Of Pioneering Political Leader Leon Jordan http://kcur.org/post/book-explores-life-and-legacy-pioneering-political-leader-leon-jordan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three years ago, Kansas City police re-opened one of the most vexing cold cases in local history. It was the 1970 murder of politician and civil rights leader Leon Jordan. The case was re-opened after an investigation by Kansas City Star reporters Mike McGraw and Glenn Rice.&nbsp; McGraw told us what one of the original detectives told him about the 40-year-old case.</span></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:41:59 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross & Susan B. Wilson 30460 at http://kcur.org Book Explores Life And Legacy Of Pioneering Political Leader Leon Jordan Documentary Tells Story Of First African American Political Club http://kcur.org/post/documentary-tells-story-first-african-american-political-club <p>Kansas City has now had two African American mayors and black elected officials in city, county and state government. But this progress did not happen by chance.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 23:35:29 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 12861 at http://kcur.org Documentary Tells Story Of First African American Political Club Reporters Uncover Possible Suspect in Leon Jordan Murder http://kcur.org/post/reporters-uncover-possible-suspect-leon-jordan-murder <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d0e2f37e504-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d0e2f37e504-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d0e2f37e504-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-933720.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – For the past few months, <i>KC Currents</i> has been following the recently re-opened murder case of Leon Jordan. The police ended up re-opening the case, but that didn't stop McGraw and Rice from investigating, as they told KCUR's Susan B. Wilson last week.</p> Mon, 08 Nov 2010 16:53:13 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 7268 at http://kcur.org Reporters Uncover Possible Suspect in Leon Jordan Murder Beyond the Murder: Leon Jordan's Legacy in Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/beyond-murder-leon-jordans-legacy-kansas-city <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d0de99760c6-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d0de99760c6-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d0de99760c6-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-925992.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – This summer, Kansas City police re-opened an unsolved murder case from 1970. Leon Jordan was a pioneering local politician and civil rights leader. 40 years after he was gunned down outside the bar he owned, Jordan's murder remains one of the most vexing mysteries in Kansas City history. (Photo used by permission of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Libraries, Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections.)</p> Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:51:26 +0000 Susan B. Wilson & Sylvia Maria Gross 7093 at http://kcur.org Beyond the Murder: Leon Jordan's Legacy in Kansas City Police Reopen 40-year-old Unsolved Murder of Political Leader Leon Jordan http://kcur.org/post/police-reopen-40-year-old-unsolved-murder-political-leader-leon-jordan <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d0bec7eef24-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d0bec7eef24-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d0bec7eef24-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-923463.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Will solving the 40-year-old cold case dredge up some troubling history? (Photo used by permission of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Libraries, Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections.)</p> Mon, 13 Sep 2010 17:34:22 +0000 Susan B. Wilson & Sylvia Maria Gross 7054 at http://kcur.org Police Reopen 40-year-old Unsolved Murder of Political Leader Leon Jordan A Finger's Touch: Print Science Pondered in 4-Decade Old Crime http://kcur.org/post/fingers-touch-print-science-pondered-4-decade-old-crime <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d0e2f37c2b6-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d0e2f37c2b6-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d0e2f37c2b6-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-916274.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>The unsolved, 1970 Murder of Kansas City black political leader Leon Jordan is back in the hands of a detective squad. And KCUR has learned of new developments that might enhance chances of solving the murder after all these years. It revolves around crime lab science being done in Topeka.</p> Mon, 02 Aug 2010 20:26:57 +0000 Dan Verbeck 6907 at http://kcur.org A Finger's Touch: Print Science Pondered in 4-Decade Old Crime