Buffalo Soldiers Association Birthplace; Giants of the Vine District

The building above is the old National Guard Armory in the world famous 18th & Vine District in Kansas City, Missouri. Today, it sits idle, a shell of the glory days it saw for decades. 18th & Vine is the home of three giants in the life of African-American existence. What some call “flyover country,” Kansas City has contributed to the march for equality, and the struggle for recognition and worth as human beings.  For their share of the promise of America.Continue reading