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1. "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.

2. 'Showboat' Was a King of the Court '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.

3. A Legacy That Burns Brightly 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,"...

4. A. V. Stevenson Heads Penn Valley Community College: College Has Largest Black Enrollment in Kansas A. V. Stevenson Heads Penn Valley Community College: College Has Largest Black Enrollment in Kansas City December-January//1982-1983 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....

5. Aaron Douglas Aaron Douglas 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.

6. Activist Florynce Kennedy, 84, Dies 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...

7. Adult Education--A Fine Work Adult Education--A Fine Work January/11/1935 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...

8. African American Schools African American Schools 2006 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...

9. An Interview With Alvin Brooks An Interview With Alvin Brooks 1976-06-02 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...

10. An Interview With Robert Sweeney An Interview With Robert Sweeney 1976-07-28 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...

11. An Interview With Thelma L. Hollowell An Interview With Thelma L. Hollowell 1976-02-04 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,...

12. Art Institute Honors Pryor 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...

13. Arts: Brush in Hand Arts: Brush in Hand September 2000 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...

14. Begins New Job in Prosecutor's Office 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...

15. Biography of Dorothy Lillard (1908-1995), Teacher and School Administrator Biography of Dorothy Lillard (1908-1995), Teacher and School Administrator 1999

16. Biography of Florynce R. Kennedy (1916-2000), Activist Biography of Florynce R. Kennedy (1916-2000), Activist 2003

17. Biography of Girard Bryant (1905-1993), Educator and Community Leader Biography of Girard Bryant (1905-1993), Educator and Community Leader 2009;

18. Biography of Harold Holliday Sr. (1918-1985), Lawyer, Legislator, and Civil Rights Activist Biography of Harold Holliday Sr. (1918-1985), Lawyer, Legislator, and Civil Rights Activist 2009

19. Biography of Hazel Browne Williams (1907-1986), Educator Biography of Hazel Browne Williams (1907-1986), Educator 1999

20. Biography of Josephine Silone Yates (1859-1912), Teacher, Journalist, and Clubwoman Biography of Josephine Silone Yates (1859-1912), Teacher, Journalist, and Clubwoman 2009;