Civil rights leader Rosemary Lowe dies at 94

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rosemary Lowe, a longtime civil rights leader in Kansas City, has died. She was 94.

For decades, Lowe served as president of the Santa Fe Area Council, the Kansas City Star reported. She also worked behind the scenes behind the scenes to help with the founding of Freedom Inc., a Black political club that has long fought to end white-faction control of Black residents.

Lowe was a Democratic committee representative for the city’s 14th Ward, an area with predominantly Black residents. She held the position for 20 years.

Her death Tuesday was confirmed by her family and a funeral home, but no other details surrounding the circumstances were immediately available.

“She was a titan of Kansas City politics,” said Mayor Quinton Lucas. “She was a change maker of the likes which frankly is almost unmatched in Kansas City.

A funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Oct. 1 at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City.


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