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Rodolfo Marron; Liberty's African-American Legacy

Two new outdoor murals installed on the exterior walls of the Garrison School Cultural Center depict historical milestones of African American education in Liberty.

For an artist, one year is plenty of time to develop new techniques and mature. Today, we check in on local artist Rodolfo Marron, who, after two residencies in New York, has returned to Kansas City with a new exhibit. Then, learn about Liberty's African-American heritage from the group dedicated to documenting and preserving its history.


Rodolfo Marron III's recent exhibit, This Is For La Raza, is on display at the Kansas City Public Library's Central Branch until December 31, 2017. For more information, visit

Gina Kaufmann is the host of Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
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