‪#BlackHistoryMonth Bruce R. Watkins (1924-1980) is a name known to Kansas Citians mostly for the local highway named after him and that he was involved in Kansas City politics. Most would not know that he was appointed to the Board of Kansas City Parks and Recreation Commissioners shortly before his death. In June 1980, Park Board Commissioner Lee Vertis Swinton resigned from the Board to run for public office. Mayor Richard Berkley appointed Bruce Watkins to replace Swinton on the Board. Mr. Watkins attended and participated in Board meetings until August, at which time his health prevented him from attending. He died on September 13, 1980. #KCParks #BRWRead more about Mr. Watkins @KCMOParks on #Facebook

‪#BlackHistoryMonth Bruce R. Watkins (1924-1980) is a name known to Kansas Citians mostly for the local highway named after him and that he was involved in Kansas City politics. Most would not know that he was appointed to the Board of Kansas City Parks and Recreation Commissioners shortly before his death. In June 1980, Park Board Commissioner Lee Vertis Swinton resigned from the Board to run for public office. Mayor Richard Berkley appointed Bruce Watkins to replace Swinton on the Board.  Mr. Watkins attended and participated in Board meetings until August, at which time his health prevented him from attending. He died on September 13, 1980.  #KCParks #BRWRead more about Mr. Watkins @KCMOParks on #Facebook
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