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Cultural & Historical Empowerment

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The concerted effort of clergy persons, faith-based organizations, community groups, neighborhood associations, Kansas City residents and city officials to name a street in Kansas City to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (MLK Blvd) started back in 2011 and ended with the victorious renaming of Paseo on Thursday, January 24, 2019 as the Kansas City Council passed the measure as law. Now, some want to turn it back to Paseo. 


Kansas City was the only major city in the country without a street named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The fact that nothing had been done for nearly 50 years coupled with the moral gravity of some who are trying to turn back the victory is unspeakable. There are approximately 100 endorsed organizations,  neighborhood associations, signatures from MLK Blvd. residents, one thousand plus signatures gained from residents in general, several community town halls sponsored by KC’s previous mayor, an ordinance from City Council Members which is now law, a march and a rally all done in support of changing the Paseo to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.! 

This was a resounding victory for the City of Kansas City, MO and as the old spiritual goes, “Ain’t gonna let nobody turn us around!”

We are calling on all Kansas City residents who want to ensure Dr. King retains the honor he is due by keeping Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. where it is in Kansas City!

Vote NO on Question 5

Tues., Nov. 5th, 2019

Southern Christian Leadership Conference

of Greater Kansas City

1101 Euclid Ave.,
Kansas City, MO 64127

Ph: 816.547.0719


Rev. Dr. Vernon Percy Howard, Jr.


National Office

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