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Poem written by Melvin B. Tolson published in the Lincolnian yearbook his junior year (1917). Tolson graduated in 1918 from Lincoln High School.
'Showboat' Was a King of the Court
July 3, 2005
Article featuring Marland ''Showboat'' Buckner who played basketball with the Colored Ghosts and Harlem Clowns in the 1940s and '50s. Buckner graduated from Lincoln High School in 1945.
A Legacy That Burns Brightly
April 25, 2008
The sons of debate coach and poet Melvin Tolson were in Kansas City to take part in the Debate-Kansas City's award ceremony. Tolson's story has recently been depicted in the movie, "The Great Debaters,"...
A. V. Stevenson Heads Penn Valley Community College: College Has Largest Black Enrollment in Kansas City
Photos and biographical article about Andrew Victor Stevenson, or Andrew Stevenson, "eighth president of Penn Valley Community College," a black native Kansas Citian, and graduate of Lincoln High School....
Aaron Douglas taught art at Lincoln High School, Kansas City, Missouri, 1923-1925. Painted murals in Fisk University Library, Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1938.
Activist Florynce Kennedy, 84, Dies
December 24, 2000
Photo and obituary article about Florynce Rae Kennedy, or Florynce Kennedy (1916-2000), a female African American lawyer and "a Kansas City native who fought for civil rights and feminism with trademark...
Adult Education--A Fine Work
Article about "the program of adult education going forward under the FERA, with the hearty co-operation of the city's Board of Education" and supervised by Roy Gallemore. Description especially about...
African American Schools
Schools, in particular Lincoln High School, were a source of pride and "instruments of community and racial formation in the 1920s and 1930s" amongst the African American community in Kansas City. This...
An Interview With Alvin Brooks
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded June 2, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed...
An Interview With Robert Sweeney
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded July 28, 1976. 3 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs; digital, 4 3/4 in. Has printed...
An Interview With Thelma L. Hollowell
Mrs. Thelma Hollowell was born in Lawrence, Kansas on July 4, 1909. She graduated high school at Lawrence and was a 1929 Home Economics graduate from the University of Kansas. At the time of the interview,...
Art Institute Honors Pryor
July 13-19, 2007
The Kansas City Art Institute has established a scholarship fund in the name of Leonard Pryor, a former art instructor at Lincoln High School and academic dean at the Art Institute. Pryor was the first...
Arts: Brush in Hand
Photo and biographical article about Leonard Pryor, "the first African American man to attend and graduate from the [Kansas City] Art Institute," moving from Topeka, Kansas, to Kansas City in 1948 and...
Begins New Job in Prosecutor's Office
January 31, 1947
Vertical file with photo and caption about Erylene Bryant, "the first Negro [sic] to serve in a clerical capacity in the courthouse in recent years." Bryant began "as secretary-stenographer in the Jackson...
Biography of Dorothy Lillard (1908-1995), Teacher and School Administrator
Biography of Florynce R. Kennedy (1916-2000), Activist
Biography of Girard Bryant (1905-1993), Educator and Community Leader
Biography of Harold Holliday Sr. (1918-1985), Lawyer, Legislator, and Civil Rights Activist
Biography of Hazel Browne Williams (1907-1986), Educator
Biography of Josephine Silone Yates (1859-1912), Teacher, Journalist, and Clubwoman
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