CMS Director Contributes to Dialogue Around Renaming a Johnson County Creek

Dr. Diane Mutti Burke, CMS Director and Professor of History, along with Dr. Deb Keating (IPhD alumna, 2021), were hired as a research consultants to uncover the history of a creek in Johnson County. Their efforts have been highlighted in several media outlets.

  • Push continues to change name of Johnson County creek that many find offensive,” KSNT, March 24, 2021.
  • “Kansas county mulls changing creek’s racially loaded name,” NBC News, March 29, 2021.
  • “Controversial name, history of Johnson County creek leads to possible name change,” KSHB, August 26, 2021.
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