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Leaving KC for Topeka in 30 minutes, speaking about the Freedom Riders at the Brown v Board museum/national park at 3pm.
Googled but couldn't find anything on the dozen so posters bearing tales of Wall Street suicides. Mark Madoff is the only recent one I remember. I googled the other names in the other four pictured here until I got one hit. The NY Times ran a report (not this one) on Ignacio Martinez's suicide in its November 13, 1894, paper. The Times had the better head: "The Stock Exchange Broker Kills Himself with Illuminating Gas."
Illumination can be so deadly.
The posters are part of a crowdsourced wheat-past wall that wraps around the southeast corner of 10th Street and 4th Ave.
I didn't check when I was there to see if they were all Wall Street suicides or not.
Teresa and Wyatt Tee Walker
Ok, well, in the convention center but same thing. The Riders first arrived in Jackson 50 years ago today, May 24, 1961.