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Eric L Wesson
African American Missions
File containing a pamphlet entitled Dividends upon a Half Century of Missionary Investment, by Prof. W. H. Holloway. The pamphlet describes the benefits of the work of the American Missionary Association...
African American Music and Musicians
File contains photocopied newspaper clippings which include: a 1927 article on American Negro spirituals; Musicians Local No. 627 officers in 1952; and the Metro-tones singing group. Also in the file is...
African American Organizations
File containing various items related to African American organizations. Includes the proceedings of the 1923 Annual Meeting of the Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association (at Shaw University in Raleigh,...
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.
African American Role Models in the KC Economy
Article about black-owned businesses in Kansas City and the achievements of their owners, including Ollie Gates of Gates Bar-B-Q, Michael Carter of Carter Broadcasting Group, and Barbara Buchanan of All...
African American School
The first public school for black people in the city, located in Westport, is mentioned in the abstract under SEMINARY LANDS: 2.71 acres between colored schoolhouse and Main Cross Street in Westport (SW...
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...
African American Seventh Day Adventist Churches
File contains articles and pictures. Mention of the Beacon Light Seventh Day Adventist Church at 13th and Locust Streets.
African American Small Businesses
File contains two copies of a brochure entitled "Clinic for Small Business" held at St. Stephens Baptist Church at Paseo at 15th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. It is dated April 17 and 18, 1946. The...
African American Soldiers in the Border War
Part one is a series about the role of black troops in the border wars fought along the Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas borders. This installment focuses on the political obstacles and controversy surrounding...
African American Student Lab Technicians
Interior view of three African American women seated with textbooks and lab apparatus. Location not given.
African American Theater Programs
File contains seven theater programs that featured African American productions or performers. Includes: "Fantasy in Black and Gold, A Musical Revue", presented by Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha...
Copy of the article.
Unidentified people on porches of residences at unidentified location.
Photos, illustrations, and information on local black people or African Americans.
African Americans - Group
File contains lists of famous Kansas City African American citizens, "black pioneers", etc. filed under heading "Group".
African Americans and Boosterism
Article features boosterism as it applied to the exodus of African Americans from the south after the Civil War. Exodusters came into Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado and the town of Nicodemus, Kansas is...
African Americans in Early Kansas City Theater
This book contains information concerning African Americans and their participation in early Kansas City theater and entertainment. Information includes performers names and where they played. See the...
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