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61. A Kansas City Negro Honored A Kansas City Negro Honored February 10, 1930 File containing a brief biographical article about Dr. Walter Maddux, a native of Kansas City, Kansas, and newly appointed head of pediatrics "in the great hospital that is to be erected in Chicago for...

62. A Legacy That Burns Brightly 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,"...

63. A Look at Slavery in Missouri A Look at Slavery in Missouri Winter//1986 Article about the institution of slavery in Missouri and its distinctions from that in the Deep South, including the distribution of black slave families and treatment of black slave agricultural workers....

64. A Lost Legacy A Lost Legacy May 7, 2006 African American jockeys once dominated the sport of horse racing and won the Kentucky Derby 15 of the first 28 times it was run. Lonnie Clayton was an early African American jockey from Kansas City, winning...

65. A Mayor For All People A Mayor For All People July 18, 2008 Article profiles Blue Springs, Mo. mayor Carson Ross, the first African American to hold that office. Prior to being elected mayor, Ross, a Republican, served for eight years on the Blue Springs City Council...

66. A Model of Commitment A Model of Commitment April 25, 2009 Photo and obituary Of Gertrude Hooker Keith (1915-2009), the first African American woman on the Kansas City school board and the first director of the Wayne Miner Housing Project. An active community...

67. A Narrative Bibliography of the African-American Frontier: Blacks in the Rocky Mountain West, 1535-1912. A Narrative Bibliography of the African-American Frontier: Blacks in the Rocky Mountain West, 1535-1912. 1995 This book provides an extensive bibliography on the Buffalo Soldiers including books and magazine articles as well as sources for young readers.

68. A Natural A Natural February 1992 Photos and article about the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in the 18th & Vine District with description of many of the league's former players such as Buck O'Neil, Satchel Paige, Woody Smallwood, Lefty...

69. A New Home for Black Archives A New Home for Black Archives January 3, 2011 The newly renovated Parks and Recreation building, the former Parade Park Maintenance Building at 1722 E. 17th Terrace in the 18th and Vine district, has been completed for the home of the Black Archives...

70. A New Sportsman's Friend A New Sportsman's Friend June 14, 2007 In Steve Penn's "Commentary" column he features Wayne Hubbard of Kansas City, Kansas. Hubbard is host to a TV show called "Urban American Outdoors" shown in this area on the Metro Sports Channel. It has...

71. A Pitch for Black History: Black Baseball Museum Rescues Our Past A Pitch for Black History: Black Baseball Museum Rescues Our Past June-July//1993 Photos and article about the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at 1601 East 18th Street in Kansas City, with description of several of its members from the old Kansas City Monarchs.

72. A Plea for Negro Children in Kansas City A Plea for Negro Children in Kansas City March/1/1924 Discussion of inequalities in hospital service.

73. A. Porter Davis A. Porter Davis 1952-1956 Vertical file containing multiple articles from The Call about Dr. A. Porter Davis, an African American physician in Kansas City, Kansas. Davis was elected president of the National Medical Association...

74. A. Porter Davis, M.D. A. Porter Davis, M.D. 1925 Photograph and brief biography of A. Porter Davis, M.D., of Kansas City, Kansas, "Founder and Superintendent of the Davis Maternity Sanitarium".

75. A Positive Power Force A Positive Power Force April 29, 2013 Profile on Inez Kaiser, a Kansas City civil rights activist known for her work in promoting the role of African-American women in business and community service. In the 1950s, Kaiser began her career as...

76. A Practice of Loose Lending and Little Repayment A Practice of Loose Lending and Little Repayment February/20-26/1997 Discusses the practices and activities of the Downtown Minority Development Corporation under the leadership and guidance of James I. Threatt.

77. A Proud People A Proud People October 23, 2009 Second article of a series on Quindaro focuses on the role of the church in the community. The congregations were Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal, First Baptist, and the Church of God in Christ....

78. A Public Burning: Race, Sex, and the Lynching of Fred Alexander A Public Burning: Race, Sex, and the Lynching of Fred Alexander Summer 2010 Article discusses the lynching of Fred Alexander in Leavenworth, Kansas, on January 15, 1901, and the part played by the newspapers in the coverage of the events leading up to the lynching.

79. A Sorry Free State A Sorry Free State March/21-27/2002 Article describes the past and present of the Quindaro area of Kansas City, Kansas. Quindaro was an anti-slavery town before and during the Civil War, and a crossing place on the Missouri River for runaway...

80. A Study of the Effects of Negro Invasion on Real Estate Values A Study of the Effects of Negro Invasion on Real Estate Values January//1957 Article about the "attempt to determine effects, if any, of the invasion of Negroes on real estate values in a selected area of Kansas City, Missouri."