Slideshow: 18th and Vine in 1940 and today

What once was the commercial heart of Kansas City’s black district is now a shell of its former self. This week’s cover story, “Historian in Chief,” details UMKC professor Pellom McDaniels‘ efforts to reacquaint Kansas City with its lost history, and reintroduce forgotten African American role models to inspire the next generation of historians.

This slideshow compares historic photos taken in the 1940 Tax Assessor’s survey with present day pictures of the same places.

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