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1. Zelema Harris Zelema Harris File containing photo and information on Zelema Harris, president of Penn Valley Community College in 1988 (at the age of 48), president of Pioneer Community College in 1980 (adjacent to Penn Valley),...

2. Youth Fund in a Will: Bequests of Publisher of the Call Are Filed for Probate Youth Fund in a Will: Bequests of Publisher of the Call Are Filed for Probate May/17/1955 Article about the estate of Chester Franklin (1880-1955), founder and publisher of the Kansas City Call newspaper in 1919, to "become a trust fund to be used for the education and training of young persons...

3. Yours for the Race: The Life and Work of Josephine Silone Yates Yours for the Race: The Life and Work of Josephine Silone Yates January//1996 Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about Josephine Silone Yates, or Josephine Yates (1859-1912), "a longtime teacher at Jefferson City's Lincoln Institute and a writer whose passionate pleas...

4. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950, 1997 Information with photo about the Urban League of Kansas City, organized "to secure better jobs, education, health, housing and recreation facilities" for black people.

5. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 Photos and descriptions of landmarks of the Underground Railroad in the old Quindaro section of Kansas City, Kansas, showing the "Old Rock House" with a secret tunnel for fugitive slaves and remnants of...

6. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1997 (first edition 1950) Photo of Dr. Thomas Unthank, an early black physician of Kansas City.

7. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 Discussion of the beginnings of jazz, starting with ragtime musician Scott Joplin (1868-1917), publisher of ragtime music written in Kansas City in 1898, and continuing with Count Basie (1904-1984), big...

8. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 Photo and biographical sketch of black physician Dr. P. C. Turner, or Percy Turner, originally from Independence and becoming "Superintendent of City General Hospital Number 2" from 1933 to 1947, also...

9. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1997 (1959 in first edition) Photo and bio of J. Oliver Morrison, an African American "teacher in the English and Dramatics Department of Lincoln High School." Description of his life and career as a native of Pennsylvania coming...

10. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 Information about the Kansas City branch of the organization, founded around 1915, to "help crystallize sentiment against lynching, dis[en]franchisement and peonage."

11. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1997 (first edition 1950) History of the "Wayne Minor Post No. 149 of the American Legion" established "in Kansas City in September, 1919" and "named after Pvt. Wayne Minor, a [black] native Missourian, who was killed in action...

12. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 History of the Kansas City Call newspaper for blacks in the Kansas City area.

13. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 Photos and biographical sketch of Dr. John Edward Perry, or J. Edward Perry (1870-1962), an early local black physician and founder of the Perry Sanitarium and Training School for Nurses at 1214 Vine Street...

14. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 Non-profit organization for the care of black girls at 2228 Campbell Avenue.

15. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 History of the hospital, starting in 1910, when it was known as the Perry Sanitarium at 1214 Vine Street, founded to help local African Americans by Dr. J. Edward Perry, a black physician.

16. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 Illustration and biographical sketch of John William "Blind" Boone, or Blind Boone (1864-1927), a blind, black pianist of the late 1800s and early 1900s from Warrensburg, Missouri.

17. Young Girl Eating Ice Cream Young Girl Eating Ice Cream circa 1920s Young African American girl seated on a porch ledge eating an ice cream cone. She is holding up a filled Christmas stocking in her right hand.

18. You Know Your Undertakers? You Know Your Undertakers? October 3, 1971 Short notice about the publication of the book ''Six Black Horses'' by Nolan Davis who was a former undertaker’s apprentice. Davis based the book partly on his own experiences in that field, in Kansas...

19. York York March 23, 1990 York was the first black person to set foot in what is now Kansas City. [June 26, 1804] York was traveling with the Lewis and Clark exploration team in the early 1800s as it passed through here.

20. YMCA-YWCA YMCA-YWCA April 18, 1905 File contains program from Anniversary Service of Paseo Young Women's Christian Association and description of programs.