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  • Writer's pictureAndrew Johnson


Updated: Mar 2

It is common in our society for people to cling to beliefs that have been disproven. It’s hard enough to change one person’s mind; how do you challenge an entire city’s collective memory?

Closure Is Not Justice is a multimedia public art project intended to interrogate the public memory of the 1988 explosion that killed six Kansas City firefighters, and the 1997 convictions of five innocent people from the nearby Marlborough neighborhood accused of causing the explosion. Through Closure Is Not Justice, we invite the Kansas City community to engage with the public memories surrounding the case and consider the public’s complicity in the wrongful convictions.

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