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''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...
'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....
'Old Clay Is Some Punkins' (A History of Clay County)
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.
A Black Man's Kingdom in Kansas
File containing photos and a biographical article about Junius Groves (ca. 1859-1925), a wealthy Wyandotte County, Kansas potato farmer. Born into slavery in Kentucky and moving to Edwardsville, Kansas...
A Brief Examination of Scripture Testimony on the Institution of Slavery
June/5, 12, 19/1855
Newspaper article published in three continued parts about the biblical references and relations to modern 1850s slavery in Kansas.
A Look at Slavery in Missouri
Article about the institution of slavery in Missouri and its distinctions from that in the Deep South, including the distribution of black slave families and treatment of black slave agricultural workers....
Section about the abolitionist movement in Missouri and Kansas, especially the so-called "Underground Railroad," a system for secretly transporting slaves to freedom, starting in the 1840s and featuring...
Address to Pro-Slavery Convention of Missouri
Appendix I of the book contains "Address to the People of the United States", delivered by Wiliam B. Napton in Lexington, Missouri, July 13, 1855 to the Pro-Slavery Convention of Missouri. Talks about...
African-Americans in Wyandotte During the Pre-Civil War Period
Article describes the African American population in Wyandotte, Kansas prior to the Civil War, and discusses notable African American individuals in the area.
Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Plains
Passage of the book speculating about reasons for Germans moving to the Kansas City area, considering factors of black slavery, climate, and geographical features.
Black Pioneers: An Untold Story
This chapter gives information on African American individuals who were prominent in Missouri and Kansas in the first half of the 19th century. Those included: Henry Clay Bruce, John Berry Meachum, James...
Boone County Slaves: Sales, Estate Divisions and Families, 1820-1865
Boone County, Missouri, borders the Missouri River and in the pre-Civil War era it was a very prosperous farming area. Slavery was an important factor in the economic development of the area and the majority...
Changing Nations, Changing Laws: Slavery in Colonial Missouri
Part of "Stories From the Library and Archives", article deals with the question of slavery in the Louisiana Territory before Missouri became a state. Demonstrates with letters and books from the time...
Civil War Kansas and the Negro
An overview of the figures and events in Kansas during the period of the Civil War in relationship to slavery and African Americans. Includes mention of colored infantry troops, abolitionists, Jim Lane,...
Dred Scott Decision
Short essays or articles in the paper starting on January 12, 1865, regarding the January 11 Emancipation Ordinance, legally freeing slaves in Missouri during the Civil War, with attacks on the mentality...
Reprint of the Emancipation Ordinance by the Missouri state legislature, passed on January 11, 1865, freeing all slaves in the state. "Be it ordained by the people of the State of Missouri in Convention...
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference
History of "Lynch's Negro Pen," "the name given to an old-time slave market in St. Louis, conducted by Bernard M. Lynch," in operation until 1861 in Saint Louis.
Excerpts From ''A Guide to Historic Clay County, Missouri'' Architectural Resources and Other HIstory Sites of the Civil War
A short article which gives early slavery information concerning Clay County, Missouri. The author states that "in 1860, Clay County's slave population made up 26.5% of its total of 13,037 inhabitants."...
Federal Writers Project Slave Narratives
Five rolls of microfilm by the Federal Writers Project of slave narratives, from the late 1930s.
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