Back to top

Ballot Theft: Burglary, Murder, Coverup

Subjects
Age Group
For adults

 

Presenter
Gary Jenkins
Registration Required

 

Gary Jenkins tells the story of how President Harry Truman asked James Pendergast to stop local Fifth District congressman Roger Slaughter from being reelected. The Kansas City Mob rigged the election. When their machinations were discovered, the mob blew a safe, stole the evidence, and then committed murder to cover up their actions.

 

View All Times

Register Now

Resources You May Also Like

Historic Documents

Discover key events and documents organized by year.
More Info

Black Thought and Culture

Browse the works of leading African American authors.
More Info

County and Regional Histories & Atlases

Locate hard-to-find county and regional histories for CA, IL, IN, MI, NY, OH, PA, and WI.
More Info

American Periodicals Series Online 1740-1900

Browse periodicals published from 1740 to 1900.
More Info

Events You May Also Like

Blogs You May Also Like

History of Whiskey in KC
Read More

History of Whiskey in KC

Starting back in the late 19th century (before Prohibition), Kansas City was home to three major pioneer
What Is Research? Use Our Online Resources to Get Started!
Read More

What Is Research? Use Our Online Resources to Get Started!

For a lot of people, hearing the word “research” might trigger anxiety or fear.
Bringing the Background to the Foreground
Read More

Bringing the Background to the Foreground

I am not a “car person.”  I have family members who can glance at an automobile and instantl
The Hero Dog Who Was a Prisoner of War
Read More

The Hero Dog Who Was a Prisoner of War

Did you know that a dog was declared a prisoner of war and detained by enemies during World War II?

Was this page helpful? Yes No