A woman kneels down beside a sign that reads "Protect Black Women." In front of the sign are a bunch of lit candles and a vase of roses.
After a Black woman escaped captivity in Excelsior Springs, a vigil was held on Oct. 16 to raise awareness of the issue of missing Black women in Kansas City, as well as to pay respects to those who have not returned home. (Mili Mansaray/The Beacon)