Kansas City, Kansas Public Library to Record Quindaro Oral Histories

Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area (FFNHA) and the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library invite people who have memories of Quindaro to share them during an oral history session at the Main Library, 625 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, Kansas.

This session of the Quindaro Oral History Project, the third in the series, will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Interviews will be recorded in the first-floor meeting rooms.

The Quindaro Oral History Project grew out of Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, working toward National Historic Landmark status with the National Park Service for the Quindaro neighborhood. Quindaro Oral History Project sessions are recorded and transcribed for the library and will be available for research, as well as preserving the memories and history of the families that called the neighborhood home.

Kansas City, Kansas Public Library was formed in 1895. In 1899, it came under the authority of the Kansas City, Kansas Public School District Board of Education and remains there today. It serves a population of 159,129. The mission of Kansas City, Kansas Public Library is to connect members of a dynamic community with information, tools, resources, and welcoming spaces to enrich lives in Wyandotte County. The library can be found online at kckpl.org.

Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area (FFNHA) is dedicated to building awareness of the struggles for freedom in western Missouri and eastern Kansas. These diverse, interwoven, and nationally important stories grew from a unique physical and cultural landscape. FFNHA inspires respect for multiple perspectives and empowers residents to preserve and share these stories. We achieve our goals through interpretation, preservation, conservation, and education for all residents and visitors.