From swing to bebop, music has long flourished in Kansas City, fueled early on by local officials’ decision to turn a blind eye to violations of the nation’s reigning Prohibition laws. Nightclubs—and jazz—proliferated.
Despite progress in the area of LGBTQ rights nationally, AARP is continuing to do its part to help eradicate misconceptions and discrimination that many people still face.
This June, AARP proudly celebrates Black Music Month—a time to recognize and applaud the rich impact of African American music on our country’s history. Over the centuries, Black music has evolved and triumphed, not only shaping America’s traditions but also preserving the experiences and culture of the Black community. From joy and success to pain and perseverance, Black artists continue to create emotional content with palpable lyrics and rhythms that unite and inspire millions.
One in 8 older Missourians struggle with food insecurity—a problem exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis. AARP is partnering with Feeding Missouri, a statewide coalition of six food banks, to ensure those in need know about available resources.
Search AARP Missouri
Sign up & Stay Connected