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Levi Harrington

Kansas City memorial is first to honor a Missouri lynching victim

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Harrington’s lynching was remembered in a ceremony on Dec. 1, with the placement of a memorial marker.
Michelle Tyrene Johnson | KCUR

Levi Harrington was lynched on April 3, 1882, in the West Bottoms neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri.

That may seem like a long time ago, but after 136 years, the racial terror of lynchings reverberates today. That's why lynchings — and Harrington — are being remembered in Kansas City with a new memorial.