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18th & Vine Walking Tour: African American History of Kansas City, Missouri

Created by Black Archives of Mid-America on July 30th 2022, 1:30:00 am.

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This narrated walking tour includes monuments, museums, and landmarks of the beautiful and historic "Jazz District" centered around 18th and Vine in Kansas City, Missouri. The tour was built by Black Archives of Mid-America and the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group, and includes landmarks like the Gem Theatre and the American Jazz Museum that preserve and celebrate the city's contribution to the most uniquely American art form. The tour includes landmarks related to the now world-famous Kansas City "sound" and the Blue Room where musicians perform nightly among artifacts related to jazz history. The tour also includes the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and a few sites related to the Kansas City Monarchs and other black institutions of the city during the first half of the 20th century. The tour concludes at the Black Archives of Mid-America, which includes several exhibits related to the history and accomplishments of people who lived and worked in this neighborhood. For those interested in taking a guided group tour of the neighborhood to explore the history of this neighborhood with others, tours are offered by Mr. Erik Stafford's Kansas City Tour Company. A link to their website, Black Archives of Mid-America, and the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group can be found in the "learn more" sections of several of the Clio entries on this tour.


African American History