This Black Business Is Making Waves On Route 66

Kenneth Lockhart, Stacy Grundy, and Gina Lathan, co-owners of Route History, the souvenir shop and visitor’s center highlights black experiences along Route 66 and in the city of Springfield. This experiences include the green book, Jim Crow laws, the Great Migration, and importance of black business operators.
Image By: Ted Schurter, The State Journal-Register via AP

We often hear about the famous Route 66 in American History, but it’s rarely linked to our Black history. Kenneth Lockhart, Stacy Grundy, and Gina Lathan are changing the narrative and introducing travelers to the rick Black culture that lives on the Route.