Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, here is a list of great exhibits around the city that celebrate black history. Click on each link for even more info!

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: African Art Collection- The African collection comprises approximately 300 objects that are diverse in form and in media.

American Jazz Museum: Exhibits include the history of the African-American experience on 18th & Vine and its contributions to the cultural, social and economic development of Kansas City.

Black Archives of Mid-America:  Collections featuring paintings, sculptures and writings by black artists. Archive of information on local writers, musicians and leaders in Kansas City.

Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center: This museum is a tribute to the legacy of Kansas City’s early African-American pioneers, portraying the artistic, cultural and social history of the African-American experience.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum:  Museum dedicated to the history of Negro Leagues Baseball, with interactive exhibits for all ages.

U.S. National Archives:  Kansas City is one of the 11 branches of the National Archives. Current Exhibit at National Archives: Documented Rights (Through March 19). The exhibition features documents that give voice to the national struggle for human and civil rights.



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