Unsolved killing echoes civil rights era

The Olathe News
October 31, 2010

Early morning hours of July 15, 1970. Blasts of double-ought buckshot from a stolen shotgun kill Leon Jordan — civil rights leader and the state’s most powerful black politician — as he is leaving his Kansas City tavern. He had been clutching the .38-caliber revolver he always carried for protection. Police still don’t know who pulled the trigger. Or why. But it wasn’t for lack of evidence… Read more

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