Slave Burial Grounds Could Stretch Under KCI Airport

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In Kansas City, there’s a new concern for the location of a new airport terminal because of what could be underneath the ground.

A local archeologist says, “slave burial grounds can be found among the 11,000 acres owned by KCI Airport.”

Descendants of those who once lived there say the city has a moral and legal obligation to preserve these burial grounds and honor their history.

However, the airport says there’s no evidence of slave grave sites, and call the site for the new terminal an economic engine for the region.    

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