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Metro Area Civil Rights Pioneer Passes On

 William (Bill) Carson Passes On

Mr. Carson worked for NAACP progressive values for decades, in many cases, long before the rest of the country had adopted these values. He was a lifetime member of the NAACP. He was a groundbreaker in the community. He was the first African American probation officer in Kansas City and one of the early leaders of Freedom Inc.

Mr. Carson worked hard for the NAACP and the community at many levels, from community organizing to regional organizing, from local issues to national issues.

He will be missed.

Bill addressing the 2000 Missouri State Democratic Convention

Visitation will be at 9:00am, Friday Sept. 9th at the Second Baptist Church located at 39th Street and Monroe on the North West corner. The funeral will follow at 11:00am and burial will be at Leavenworth Kansas on Monday.

The video was taken from a longer video covering a fundraiser in Feb. of 2008. The posted version had to be changed, as ever a gentleman, Bill insisted I also identify his friend Opal Cushon in the clip.

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