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Changing Times: Kansas City's LGBTQIA History

National Archives at Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


The National Archives at Kansas City will host David W. Jackson who will discuss his newest book, Changing Times: Almanac and Digest of Kansas City’s LGBTQIA History. A free light reception will precede the program at 6:00 p.m. 

A question, “Where did the modern day gay rights movement begin?” Did you answer, “New York City, with the Stonewall Riots in 1969?” It actually began in Kansas City, Missouri, three years earlier. Jackson will retrace a colorful, yet mostly unknown history of a segment of Kansas City’s minority communities. His newest book, Changing Times: Almanac and Digest of Kansas City’s LGBTQIA History, presents a captivating timeline from 1821 to the present that may give you a new appreciation for the struggles of countless fellow Kansas Citians over 200 years. Jackson’s research over the last decade has culminated in this new 400+ page book that also includes feature articles on singular topics of relevance to the LGBTQIA communities. Perhaps the most popular section of Changing Times, is Jackson’s detailed census of more than 150 LGBTQIA sites in the Kansas City area from the 1930s to today.

Reservations are requested for this free program by calling 816-268-8010 or emailing Requests for ADA accommodations must be submitted five business days prior to events.


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