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1. "Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker "Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker 2011 Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....

2. "Black Capitalism" as Negro Hope "Black Capitalism" as Negro Hope April 30, 1968 Biographical article about Booker T. Washington and his statements from around the turn of the 20th century about "black capitalism" being re-popularized by the Richard Nixon administration in the late...

3. "Doc" Brown Cake Walker "Doc" Brown Cake Walker 2011 Manuscript about the famous Kansas City cake walker, Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....

4. "Retrospection" "Retrospection" 1917 Poem written by Melvin B. Tolson published in the Lincolnian yearbook his junior year (1917). Tolson graduated in 1918 from Lincoln High School.

5. $1 Million Makes a Big Difference $1 Million Makes a Big Difference August 15, 2007 The Black Archives of Mid-America will have a new home at a former park maintenance building at 17th Street and Woodland Avenue. The building already houses the Full Employment Council, but needs structural...

6. ''Aunt Maria'' Moore Is Dead ''Aunt Maria'' Moore Is Dead December 1, 2003 A reprint from "The Times", Pleasant Hill, Mo., May 8, 1936. Maria Moore came to Jackson County, Missouri as one of the slaves of Jabez Smith. She was later sold to Tom Thomas of Pleasant Hill and spent...

7. ''They Faltered Not'' ''They Faltered Not'' February 1, 2005 Short history of the First Kansas Colored Volunteers during the Civil War and specifically Missouri's Battle of Island Mound which was the first battle for any black regiment. Republican Kansas Senator...

8. '70 Slaying of Politician a Mob Hit? '70 Slaying of Politician a Mob Hit? October 31, 2010 Article about the re-opened Leon Jordan murder case that ties the murder to the Mafia. New evidence implicates a "low-profile mob associate known on the street as 'Shotgun Joe' [Joe Centimano]." Centimano...

9. 'Accidental' Lawyer Surprised by Top N. A. A. C. P. Post 'Accidental' Lawyer Surprised by Top N. A. A. C. P. Post February/3/1975 Photo and biographical article about Margaret Bush Wilson, or Margaret Wilson, a 55-year-old black lawyer of Saint Louis "bec[oming] the first black woman elected board chairman of the National Association...

10. 'Blind Boone': A Sensational Missourian Forgotten 'Blind Boone': A Sensational Missourian Forgotten April 1, 1961 Article with an brief general history of ragtime music, "the ancestor of all popular music," and a biographical sketch of John William Boone, or Blind Boone (1864-1927), a prominent black musician living...

11. 'Buffalo Soldiers': Seeking a Niche in History 'Buffalo Soldiers': Seeking a Niche in History June/30/1975 File containing a photo, illustration, and biographical article about Albert Bly, "a former trooper and officer of the Tenth U. S. Cavalry" and a 57-year-old black military historian, residing at 2602...

12. 'But, Will This Still be 'Demus?" 'But, Will This Still be 'Demus?" Spring, 2004 Article describes the past and present of Nicodemus, Kansas. The town was founded in 1877 by about 60 African American families from the Lexington, Kentucky, area who were intent on establishing a "Free...

13. 'Freedom Mall' Envisioned 'Freedom Mall' Envisioned June 7, 2010 Ed Hogan, Kansas City artist, has created four statues that "tell the stories of many slaves who once sought freedom across the Missouri River." The statues are part of the Kansas City River Trails Inc....

14. 'He Was a Great Mentor and Tutor' 'He Was a Great Mentor and Tutor' January 2, 2006 Article describing the life of G. Lawrence Blankinship, Sr., who died at age 92 on December 28, 2005. Blankinship was one of the first African American members of the Kansas City City Council, and was...

15. 'Mother of Youth Court' Dies 'Mother of Youth Court' Dies July 4, 2005 Kansas City humanitarian Mildred Watson served as the first female commissioner in the juvenile division of the Jackson County Circuit Court and was referred to as "the mother of youth court". She died...

16. 'Mother Taylor': At 83, Myra Taylor Reigns as One of KC's Greatest Singers Ever 'Mother Taylor': At 83, Myra Taylor Reigns as One of KC's Greatest Singers Ever April 2, 2000 Biographical article about Kansas City jazz singer Myra Taylor, a black woman starting out in 1930s night clubs and going on to USO and other overseas tours starting in World War II, with photos.

17. 'Mother' of 100 Takes Children into Heart 'Mother' of 100 Takes Children into Heart July 29, 1975 Biographical article with photo about Mrs. Willa Carter, 78-year-old matriarch of a large adopted family of over 100 foster children in Kansas City. The story is told of her long process of adopting starting...

18. 'Old Clay Is Some Punkins' (A History of Clay County) 'Old Clay Is Some Punkins' (A History of Clay County) January/6/1972 Short description of Washington Dale, referred to as the oldest Missourian at 109 years old, living in Clay County in 1821 and in Kansas City during the Civil War emancipation.

19. 'Overjoyed' At Being An Exile 'Overjoyed' At Being An Exile October 21, 2004 Steve Penn's "Commentary" feature column provides information about Pete O'Neal and his communicating by speaker phone from Tanzania, Africa to a group gathered at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center...

20. 'Peanut' Still Pitching 'Peanut' Still Pitching August 18, 2010 The only woman to pitch in the Negro Leagues, Mamie Johnson (Peanut), will be one of the celebrities in the 2010 Buck O'Neil Golf Classic at the Shoal Creek Golf Course August 23, 1020. Johnson pitched...