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Picture of 1940s teacher Corinthia Nutter and embroidered handkerchief

Hidden stories of the county's African American community

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, the museum is hosting an interactive multi-media exhibit highlighting Johnson County’s African American neighborhoods, institutions and individuals. The exhibit is available through Feb. 28.

The exhibit is free and is located in the common area of the Arts & Heritage Center near the museum’s entrance. The exhibit includes such historical persons in the county as Corinthia Nutter, a central figure in the South Park School desegregation case.

The Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center is located at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. To learn more, visit jocoahc.org or call 913-826-2787. Visit the Johnson County Museum for more information.


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