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Eric L Wesson
African Americans in Medicine
Article about the founding of the Wheatley-Provident Hospital in 1908 by early black physician Dr. J. Edward Perry (or John Perry) with description of its history as an African American institution.
African Americans in Mid-Missouri: From Pioneers to Ragtimers
This book describes some of the accomplishments and contributions African-Americans have made to Mid-Missouri. Included in the text are chapters on rag-time greats Scott Joplin and Blind Boone, focusing...
African Americans in Politics
Passage in book describes early attempts to get African American candidates on the ballot. Theron B. Watkins' unsuccessful campaign for city alderman and L. Amasa Knox's campaign for the state legislature...
African Americans in Sports
File contains two copies of a booklet entitled The Negro in Sports, highlighting the accomplishments of black athletes such as Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, and Jackie Robinson. The author, Nat Low, was a sports...
African Americans in the Local Meat Packing Industry
The role of African Americans in the local meat packing industry is discussed in Chapter 2 of the book. Describes the conditions under which they worked as well as labor union practices.
African Methodist Episcopal (AME)
File contains several local newspaper articles with photos about The A.M.E. churches and clergy (mostly from the Kansas City Globe and Kansas City Call). Pictures include the late Bishop J. A. Greg of...
African Methodist Episcopal Churches (AME)
File contains several news articles with pictures including Reverend Stanley Counts of Flipper Memorial AME Church and Mrs. Rosa Scott, organist at Ward Chapel AME Church.
African Presbyterian Churches
File contains only a "see also" note for Samuel Cornish.
African-American Education in Kansas City, Kansas (1859-1961), Part 1
First in a seven-part series of articles on the history of African American education in Kansas City, Kansas. This installment describes early schools that were either built or became schools for black...
African-American Education in Kansas City, Kansas (1859-1961), Part 5 of 7
Fifth article in a seven-part series on the history of African American education in Kansas City, Kansas. This installment focuses on the period from 1905-1907. The article consists mostly of excerpts...
African-Americans In Local Broadcasting: Kansas City, 1922-1982
This 34 page paper was prepared for presentation to the 77th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, Kansas City, Missouri, October 9, 1992.
African-Americans in Medicine: The Founding and History of Douglass Hospital
Article about the history of Douglass Hospital, a black health care institution founded in 1899 by Dr. Solomon Thompson. Description of its founding location at 312 Washington Boulevard and subsequent...
African-Americans in Medicine: Thomas C. Unthank, M. D.--A Flood, a Dream, a Hospital
Biographical article about Dr. Thomas Unthank (1866-1932), a black physician "known as the 'father of Kansas City's Negro hospitals.'" Native of North Carolina coming to Kansas City in 1898 as the founder...
African-Americans in Wyandotte During the Pre-Civil War Period
Article describes the African American population in Wyandotte, Kansas prior to the Civil War, and discusses notable African American individuals in the area.
After the Depression, What?
The Great Depression brings charity offers refused by blacks, who want instead opportunity. Service jobs being taken more by whites.
Agency Chief's 'Resignation' Stirs Debate
June 29, 1986
News article about Vernon Thompson, a candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives and former executive director of the Citizens Housing Information Council, an agency that weatherproofs and re-models...
Agency Hires New President
Photo and biographical article about Andrea Shelton, new president of the Don Bosco Center in Kansas City and "former associate dean of student services at Penn Valley Community College."
Aid to Minority Groups in Data on Franchises
February 17, 1965
News article about the "new service to provide members of minority groups with information about business franchise opportunities," announced by the Kansas City field office of the Commerce Department...
Photos and information on Alan Wheat, a black Washington, D. C. lobbyist (50 years old in 2001) and a former national representative from Missouri in Kansas City from 1983 to 1994, involved in cases of...
Ali Fighting for His 'Brothers'
Photo and biographical article about boxing champion Muhammad Ali, discussing his views on religion and race, etc., following his exhibition in Kansas City.
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