Truman's Housing Act Had Lasting Impacts On Kansas City

Sep 13, 2016

The American Housing Act of 1949 reshaped Kansas City in enduring ways, but was it for the best? Local historian Michael Wells, who works in the library's special collections department, examines how the law changed the metro's infrastructure and how its effects are felt today.

Michael Wells is hosting 'City of Tomorrow: Kansas City's Postwar Urban Renewal' at the Kansas City Public Library's Central Library at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 18. For more information visit