Sarah Rector--By the age of 10, she became the richest Black child in America. She received a land grant from the Creek Nation as part of reparations. Soon after, oil was discovered on her property. By 1912, the revenue from this oil was $371,000 per year (roughly $6.5 million today). Despite various attempts to steal her land and fortune, Sarah resisted. She went on to attend Tuskegee University and eventually settled in Kansas City, Missouri where her mansion still stands.
The 8 block Kansas City Power and Light District in downtown Kansas City is home to unique boutiques, dining and drinking establishments, and live entertainment. The Power & Light District is one of only a few places in the United States where possession and consumption of open containers of alcoholic beverages are allowed on the street.
Cliff Drive | Cliff Drive was one of KC’s first wealthy neighborhoods and gives a kind of chilling dichotomy between the past and the present. The old community overlooks the industrial east bottoms where you’ll see active businesses alongside abandoned factories and warehouses. The community is worth driving through just to see the castle like old buildings and the quiet sense of time past. If you feel like venturing out of your vehicle, you can walk or bike down Cliff Drive itself.
Patti Smith helped dispelled the myth that #drugs enhance creativity. // how? She took drugs 'when she was working'. As a poet/songstress -- fact is, you're never 'not working'. i don't know where this notion comes from about Patti. ! ha