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Quindaro

Produced by Northeast Cooperative Council, Inc., Kansas City, and Filmmaker, Jefferson Edward Donald with the support of an HK Humanities For All Grant.

Quindaro, a river boom town from the 19th century was a melting pot of cultures that was established in the years before the Civil War. This community opened the first school for Black children so that freed slaves could get an education, which additionally led to the founding of Western University, a Black College.

However, as the century has passed development projects, like the construction of I-635 around Kansas City, physically split the town and the tight-knit community of Quindaro. Learn more about the local stories and preservation efforts needed in Quindaro in this short documentary.

 

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