This month marks the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, case, which stated that segregated schools are unconstitutional. The historic decision was handed down May 17, 1954. Just a few years earlier, the District of Kansas upheld a state law that required black and white children to attend separate schools. The original filings from the district court are among the holdings at the National Archives at Kansas City.
New technology makes easier than ever before to track storm systems. Meet some of the folks from around the metro who all share a keen interest in storms, the data they contain and the stories they can tell: storm spotters. Learn more about the SKYWARN® volunteer program from the National Weather Service.
Before there was Twitter, Jeremy Piven or MASTERPIECE's Mr. Selfridge, there was Selfridges, one of London's iconic department stores. Check out these incredible photos from the Selfridges archives, and match up real-life history with the characters and storylines of Season 2. [View the story "15 Amazing Photos from the Selfridges Archives" on Storify]
After 15 years in as CEO, John Bluford is about to step down as the head of Truman Medical Centers. KCPT's Nick Haines interviews the former number two in the Missouri Senate, Charlie Shields, who will take over the position in July.
As we show you in this edition of the series we call Difference Makers, it’s going to be a big weekend for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. On Friday, the Museum kicks off this year’s Legends Luncheon series with Willie Wilson and Al Fitzmorris at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center. On Saturday, they will unveil a brand new exhibition that bridges cultures through baseball. On Sunday at Kauffman Stadium, both teams on the field will be wearing throwback uniforms to the days of the Negro Leagues. The Royals will wear Monarchs colors and the Baltimore Orioles will wear the uniforms of the Baltimore…
Ruckus: May 15, 2014 VIDEO
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