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Eric L Wesson
A Tale of Two Cities: The Kansas City Riot Could Have Been Averted
Article pointing out several details in the April 1968 race riots about police department behavior leading to inflammation of the rioting rather than restoring order, including treating all black people...
A. V. Stevenson Heads Penn Valley Community College: College Has Largest Black Enrollment in Kansas City
Photos and biographical article about Andrew Victor Stevenson, or Andrew Stevenson, "eighth president of Penn Valley Community College," a black native Kansas Citian, and graduate of Lincoln High School....
A Year of Tragedy, Triumph For This Councilwoman
July 12, 2007
Steve Penn's "Commentary"column features City Councilwoman Melba Curls. Melba was the wife of Phil Curls, Sr., who died on May 4, 2007. That date just happened to be the date she was to be celebrating...
Portrait of and biographical article about Aaron Douglas, known by some as "the father of black American art." Douglas was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1899, studied art at the University of Kansas, and...
File containing a pamphlet with photos and biographical article about Aaron Douglas, a black painter born in Topeka, Kansas in 1899 and becoming successful as an artist before "return[ing] to his native...
Aaron Douglas taught art at Lincoln High School, Kansas City, Missouri, 1923-1925. Painted murals in Fisk University Library, Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1938.
Section about the abolitionist movement in Missouri and Kansas, especially the so-called "Underground Railroad," a system for secretly transporting slaves to freedom, starting in the 1840s and featuring...
About Town: Remember James Crews?
AC12 BAMA-KCPL Oral History Project Collection Finding Aid
The Black Archives of Mid-America / Kansas City Public Library Oral History Collection consists of 59 interviews with individuals prominent in the African American community and provides insight into the...
AC13 Dr. Julia H. Hill Collection Finding Aid
The Dr. Julia H. Hill Collection contains items related to the professional and community activities and achievements of Dr. Julia H. Hill, former president of the Kansas City, Missouri, Branch of the...
AC2 First Baptist Church Collection Finding Aid
The First Baptist Church Collection provides insight into the activities of First Baptist Church of Kansas City, Kansas, through meeting minutes, anniversary programs, and other items.
AC20 Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection contains photographic prints and negatives showing African American life in the Kansas City metropolitan area between 1949 and 1962.
AC23 Taylor Family Collection Finding Aid
The Taylor Family Collection contains photographs and newspaper clippings concerning the business and community activities of Joseph and Vivian Taylor, covering the period ca. 1955-1981.
AC25 Wayne Miner Post No. 149 Collection Finding Aid
The Wayne Miner Post No. 149 Collection contains items related to the activities of Wayne Miner Post No. 149, a Kansas City, Missouri, based chartered post of the American Legion.
AC32 Cox Family Collection Finding Aid
The Cox Family Collection contains documents, photographs, and other materials related to the lives, careers, and community activities of Henley L. Cox and his wife Mayme G. Cox Motley.
AC37 Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Collection Finding Aid
The Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Collection contains a scrapbook and ephemera related to the activities of the Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, chartered in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1919....
AC39 Wheatley-Provident Hospital Collection Finding Aid
The Wheatley-Provident Hospital Collection contains documents and photographs concerning Wheatley-Provident Hospital, its predecessor organizations – Perry Sanitarium and Phyllis Wheatley Hospital –...
AC4 Merrill Street Baptist Church Collection Finding Aid
The Merrill Street Baptist Church Collection documents the activities of Merrill Street Baptist Church in Trenton, Missouri, through meeting minutes. The collection covers the period 1896-1964.
AC40 William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1953-ca. 1964 [Bulk: 1960-1964]
The William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection contains images of African American life and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan area created by photographer William L. Fambrough, Sr., ca....
AC46 Matchbooks Collection Finding Aid
The Matchbooks Collection contains matchbooks for businesses in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
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