James Lewis Boldridge was a highly respected African American horse trainer in Independence, Mo. during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
When he died he was buried in the pioneer section of the city cemetery with a concrete block but no marker.
Over 90 years after his death, community members - lead by the Concerned Citizens - organized an effort to formally mark the grave with a proper headstone and celebrated his life and achievements during a ceremony on Aug. 14. 2010 at Woodland Cemetery (Independence, Mo) that included family members and the community