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'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,"...
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...
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...
December 1-7, 2006
Obituary for Kansas City jazz musician Arthur Jackson. Jackson attended Douglass and Attucks Elementary Schools, Lincoln High School, and R. T. Coles Vocational School. He played the clarinet, tenor sax,...
Bittersweet: Late Kansas Citian's 40-year-old Novel Is Published At Last
April 6, 2003
Article is an excerpt from the book "Such Sweet Thunder" by Kansas City's Vincent O. Carter who died in 1983. It is a 1963 novel that was not published during his lifetime.
Board Approves K-8 System
April 27-May 3, 2007
The Kansas City School Board by a 5-2 margin approved a reorganization plan which calls for all elementary schools to be pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade by 2009. Several African American School Board...
Carter Left Kansas City and Never Came Back
April 6, 2003
Biographical article with photos about Vincent Carter (1924-1983), a local author who grew up in segregated Kansas City in the 1920s and 1930s and left for World War II after graduating from Lincoln High...
Charles M. Mason to Constable Post
November 30, 1956
File containing an article and photo about Charles Mason, "the first Negro deputy constable to serve in the Jackson county courthouse," appointed by Judge Bernard Gnefkow (also listed alternately here...
Church Honor to William D. Dunlap
February 8, 1952
Vertical file contains a photo and biographical article about William Dunlap, or W.D. Dunlap, a "teacher of history and government" at Lincoln High School "and a member of the St. Augustine's Episcopal...
Civil Rights Activist Anne Thomas Dies: She was the first black leader of the local YWCA
Article relating the death and life of Anne Thomas, the first black person to head the Kansas City YWCA and an original member of the Panel of American Women, a national civil rights group founded in Kansas...
Creativity and Expression Can Replace Culture of Chaos
January 20, 2006
Article profiles Kansas City artist Emanuel Cooper Jr., owner of the Euphrates Gallery, Inc. Cooper, a 1978 graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, founded the Euphrates Gallery "to develop an audience...
Death to Dr. David Crosthwaite
March 19, 1948
Obituary for Dr. David N. Crosthwaite, “1020 Virginia Ave., one of the pioneer teachers of Lincoln high school.” Crosthwaite was born in Tennessee in 1856 and became licensed to practice medicine in...
Deaths: Richard J. Smith
Photo and obituary for Richard Smith, or Rick Smith, "65, of 2944 Lockridge," a "Kansas City musician, composer, music teacher and executive assistant to the president of the American Federation of Musicians...
Diplomat from KC Now Speaks for West
Photo and biographical article about Kenton Keith, "director of the Coalition Information Service, aiming to represent more than 40 countries in the war against terrorism" and a former "ambassador to Qatar"...
Dr. Andrew Darton, Jr.
Obituary for Dr. Andrew John Wesley Darton, Jr., professor and instructor at Lincoln High School (1949-70), Central High School (1958), CMSU (1969), and University of Kansas in Lawrence (1970-1973), and...
Elected to California Legislature
November 18, 1966
Vertical file contains a biographical article with photo about Bill Greene, a native Kansas Citian and newly elected representative to the State Legislature of California in 1966. He was a graduate of...
Gabriel Nelson Gresham
Vertical file containing a typewritten obituary, presumably a copy of a newspaper article, about Gabriel Nelson Gresham, or Gabriel Gresham, a former principal of Lincoln High School in Kansas City. Gresham...
Glover a Genuine Celebrity
December 9, 2003
Steve Penn's commentary on Danny Glover's appearance in Kansas City and his visit to Kansas City's Genesis School. Glover's father, James Glover, was a resident of Kansas City and graduated from Lincoln...
April 16, 1948
Biographical article about Percy Caruthers, biology teacher at Lincoln High School. Caruthers was born in Mississippi on November 13, 1910 and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. He graduated from the University...
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