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.
169 Things to Do in Kansas City That are Better Than Netflix
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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.
James Eric Berry (12/29/1988; Fairburn, GA), nicknamed "The Fifth Dimension," is an football safety for the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL. Berry received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee where he played college football. He was a 2-time unanimous All-American, & was recognized as the best college defensive back. The Kansas City Chiefs chose him w/ the fifth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft & he was selected for the Pro Bowl following his rookie season.