While playing second base for the Royals, White was a five-time All-Star and an 8-time Golden Glove winner.
Next time you're eating burnt ends at Arthur Bryant's, stop and take a second to thank Henry Perry.
John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil was an iconic Negro League baseball player for the Kansas City Monarchs.
Foster gathered owners of the African-American teams at the Kansas City YMCA in 1920 to organize the Negro National League.
Her writing helped change the way African-Americans were treated, especially in higher education.
Hiram R. Revels was the first African-American to serve in U.S. Congress, but he also has ties to Independence, Missouri.