Dividing Lines: A History of Segregation in Kansas City

47th Street at Wornall Road – Kansas City, MO

A few years back the Johnson County Library created a self guided driving tour of Kansas City. The tour focused on the history of segregation in the Kansas City area from a real estate perspective.

Using interviews and stories from notable city figures the tour explains the use of real estate in Kansas City to keep the city segregated. The tour begins in Prairie Village and winds it’s way through some of Kansas City’s most historic neighborhoods.

In total the tour should take you about 90 minutes. The tour is free and can be found using the link provided below.

Dividing Lines: A History of Segregation in Kansas City