Posts Tagged ‘Blind Boone’

I loved writing this article because I got to learn about a famous person who lived in my own city — John William “Blind” Boone. He died in 1927, but at one time he was one of the most famous people from Missouri, black or white. But until 1971 his grave didn’t even have a marker and at one point, his home on Fourth Street was poised for demolition.

Now, through the efforts of many people, his grave now has a marker and his home is set to become a museum.

Learn more about Blind Boone in this Columbia Home & Lifestyle publication.

Housing a Legacy – Blind Boone Home

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