Episode 8: Public History in Kansas City and Beyond - Sandra Enriquez (Going to Kansas City, Part 1)

Season Description

Premiering in September 2018, the Our Missouri Podcast's inaugural season opens with Bob Priddy discussing his book, “The Art of the Missouri Capitol.” From that auspicious start, listeners can explore all corners of the state from Kansas City and the Missouri River Valley to the Governor's Mansion, the Ozarks, and the Land of Big Red Apples. Season 1 also features conversations on key topics, including Genealogy, National History Day, and Missouri's Bicentennial.

Episode Description

With this year's Missouri Conference on History coming up in March, many scholars will soon be going to Kansas City. To help prepare for the conference, the Our Missouri Podcast invites listeners to explore the City of Fountains from the confluence of two mighty rivers near the downtown skyline to the Plaza, the Paseo, and the intersection of 18th and Vine. This five-part series entitled "Going to Kansas City" focuses on several projects and institutions that document and define Kansas City's history and identity. This episode features Sandra Enriquez discussing several of the public history projects she has been involved with in her career, particularly the Latinx KC Oral History Project.

    About the Guest

    Sandra Enriquez

    Sandra Enriquez is an assistant professor of history at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She holds a PhD in History from the University of Houston. In addition to serving as the director of the Latinx KC Oral History Project, she also supervises the public history internship program at UMKC. Before moving to Missouri, she was affiliated with several public history projects in Texas, including the Gulf Coast Food Project and the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project.

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