KCUR Headlines: A Photo Archive Shows The Faces Of Kansas City’s 1968 Riots — But Needs Names, Too

Photo by LaBudde Special Collections, UMKC Miller Nichols Library

Public can help provide photo details

The photographs tell a story in themselves: images that feel familiar because we recognize our city in the background, and all too familiar because we still see agitated people, most of them black, fleeing through clouds of tear gas or standing alone in front of police lines.

But the photographs don’t tell nearly enough of the story. That’s because the images in the 1968 Riot Collection at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Miller Nichols Library don’t have enough information.

KCUR wants to know more. At the bottom of each photograph on the UMKC Special Collections website, there’s a request to send any information readers might have. UMKC Miller Nichols Library is also working with KCUR on capturing oral histories from people who lived in Kansas City during the spring of 1968. Individuals who have a story to share from that time are encouraged to submit their information onlineRead more from KCUR…

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