Emiel Cleaver

Central Standard
1:26 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

The Formation Of Freedom Inc.

Rosemary Lowe

While sitting in the UMKC course “The Kansas City Black Experience,” Emiel Cleaver decided to write a paper on KC's first black political group, Freedom Inc.

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KC Currents
5:35 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Documentary Tells Story Of First African American Political Club

Leon Jordan was one of the founders of Freedom, Inc.
Courtesy of LaBudde Special Collections, UMKC.

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. 

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