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Glenn E Rice
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1947-1973 [bulk: 1972...
'70 Slaying of Politician a Mob Hit?
October 31, 2010
Article about the re-opened Leon Jordan murder case that ties the murder to the Mafia. New evidence implicates a "low-profile mob associate known on the street as 'Shotgun Joe' [Joe Centimano]." Centimano...
AC20 Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection contains photographic prints and negatives showing African American life in the Kansas City metropolitan area between 1949 and 1962.
AC36 Orchid I. Jordan Scrapbook
1947-1973 [Bulk: 1972-1973]
The Orchid I. Jordan Scrapbook contains materials related to the political career of Missouri State Representative Orchid I. Jordan.
An Interview With Phillip Curls
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded August 31, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed...
An Interview With Robert Farnsworth
Interviewer: Milton Smith. Interview recorded February 6, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide...
An Interview With Ruby Jackson
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded March 17, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed...
Biography of Leon Jordan (1905-1970), Political Leader and Co-Founder of Freedom, Inc.
June 21, 2011
The Kansas City Police reopened the murder case of Leon Jordan and have identified his killer as James "Doc" Dearborn. Jordan, a former police officer and one of the founders of Freedom, Inc., was gunned...
Dictionary of Missouri Biography
Biographical information about Leon Jordan (1905-1970), the co-founder with Bruce Watkins, Jr., of "Freedom Inc., a black political organization that greatly influenced Kansas City and Missouri politics."...
History of Freedom, Inc., and Its Early Leaders
This Master of Arts thesis presents information on the local political organization called Freedom, Inc. as well as a biographies of two of its early leaders, Bruce Watkins and Leon Jordan. According to...
Kansas City Crime Central
This 232-page book details crimes and criminals in Kansas City area from Union Station Massacre and Bonnie and Clyde to the more recent Ali Kemp and Erica Gree (Precious Doe).
Leon Jordan Case Sent To Prosecutor
February 11-17, 2011
"The Jackson County Prosecutor is reviewing the 40 year-old murder case of Leon Jordan who was gunned down on July 15, 1970, in front of his Green Duck lounge located in the 2500 block of Prospect."
Leon Jordan Murder Case Solved, Or Is It?
June 24-30, 2011
"On Monday, June 20, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced that the case was closed and named James 'Doc' Dearborn as the mastermind behind the assasination of Jordan." This article discusses...
Leon Mercer Jordan, The Founder of Freedom, Inc.
Biography of Leon Mercer Jordan. The author was a member of the Kansas City chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) along with Jordan. Jordan's involvement with the Kansas City civil rights movement...
Police Chief No, Chief Politician Yes
A 233 page biography by Robert M. Farnsworth on Leon Mercer Jordan, the assassinated civic leader who was a personal friend. The manuscript covers the lifetime of Jordan, the search for his killers and...
The Passing of Captain Leon H. Jordan
August 17, 1918
Transcript and copy of artice marking the death of Leon H. Jordan on August 9, 1918 in Topeka, Kansas. Jordan was a Spanish-American War Veteran, a contractor and builder and an advocate for his race....
Unsolved Killing Echoes Civil Rights Era
July 11, 2010
The murder of Leon Jordan is still an unsolved case 40 years after it occurred. Civil rights activist Alvin Sykes has asked the police department to re-open it, but both the police and the FBI say all...
Who Was Leon Jordan
File containing a photo and biographical article about Leon Jordan (1905-1970), a former Missouri state representative and detective with the Kansas City Police Department. Native of Kansas City serving...
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