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Eric L Wesson
Mr. & Mrs. H. O. Cook
File contains several articles including photographs about Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Cook, principal of Lincoln High School in Kansas City, and his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Foster Cook, an English teacher at the same...
File contains information on 1990s mayor of Kansas City, Reverend Emanuel Cleaver. A chronological biography of his career with several illustrations, describing his start as a political radical arriving...
Recounting of how Catherine Stumbaugh's McKee's mother taught at a "colored school" in Kansas City in 1865.
Reporter Receives Tom Joyner 'Hardest Working' Award
Eric L. Wesson, a writer for the Kansas City Call who also hosts two radio talk shows, is owner of One Goal Consultants. Wesson is active in many community activities.
File includes several articles about public accommodations rights around the country and one about Kansas. The one about Kansas is regarding an “anti-bias bill” to make “hotels and restaurants open...
The Rev. Samuel Bacote
File containing articles with photos and biographical information about Rev. Samuel Bacote, "pastor of the Second Baptist church for 51 years and 'dean' of Baptist ministers in the Middle West," dying...
File containing photos and articles from various newspapers about Count Basie (1904-1984), a prominent African American jazz figure starting his career in Kansas City. His last appearance in Kansas City...
File contains clippings and information about African Americans who have served in the calvary.
George Washington Carver
File contains several newspaper articles and brochure with photos about George Washington Carver (1864-1943), the prominent black inventor born near Diamond Grove, Missouri.
File containing photos and multiple articles about Earl Beck, "recorder of deeds for the District of Columbia" as appointed by his personal friend, President Harry Truman. Beck was an African American...
File contains several articles with photos about Wilt Chamberlain, the prominent basketball player who attended the University of Kansas in the 1950s before enjoying a record-setting professional basketball...
File containing illustrations and information about James Beckwourth (ca. 1795-1864), an early African American mountain man of the Rocky Mountains. He passed through the Kansas City area several times...
Mary M. Bethune
File containing photos and articles about Mary McLeod Bethune, or Mary Bethune (1857-1955), "director of the division of Negro affairs of the National Youth Administration" and founder of Bethune-Cookman...
Bibliography on African Americans
First of two files containing various bibliographies of books and other materials by and about African Americans held by the Kansas City Public Library "Social Science Department."
African American Population Trends
Information about changes in black population in the greater Kansas City area, both urban and suburban, from 1960 to 1980, approximately.
Bibliography of African Americans
Second of two files of various bibliographies of books and other materials by and about African Americans held by the Kansas City Public Library "Social Science Department."
Miss Florence Baker
File containing an obituary for Florence Baker, an African American homemaking teacher at Lincoln High School for 30 years and a native Kansas Citian residing at 1011 Euclid Avenue. The date of the newspaper...
E. I. Bassett
File contains a photo and article about E. I. Bassett, an African American resigning as principal of Stowe Elementary School in Kansas City, Kansas. He arrived in Kansas City in 1927.
Dr. Martin Brookins
File containing a photo and obituary for Dr. Martin Brookins, an African American eye, ear, nose, and throat physician in Kansas City for 40 years, dying in 1949. He was a native of Macon, Missouri with...
George Brown, Jr.
File contains photos and an obituary for George Brown, Jr., a 30-year-old African American Colorado state legislator. He was a native Kansan and former resident of Kansas City, Missouri, at 1870 Vine Street....
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