L-R: Speaker, Gilbert(Mickey) Dean, Members, Donna Brice-Campbell, Dr. Ian Munro, Theresa Byrd, and President, Larry Lester

On Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group hosted its annual Founder’s Day program at the National World War I Museum and Memorial. The meeting featured speaker, Attorney Gilbert R. (Mickey) Dean.

The issue of Black reparations is now at the forefront of most discussions regarding moving the Black liberation struggle forward. Mr. Dean shared updates on the status of the current movement and its way forward. Reparations have been discussed for decades but gained attention with the introduction of HR-40 in 1989 by Representative John Conyers. It has since gained momentum with current efforts in the State of California, the cities of Evanston, Illinois, St. Paul, Minnesota, Detroit, Michigan, and now Kansas City, Missouri. Reparations have become a hot topic across the country.

Attendees engaged in thoughtful and difficult discussions about this controversial topic. Door prizes were awarded to lucky winners.