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Eric L Wesson
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?
Activist Cleric with Influence Nationally Dies
File containing a photo and obituary for Reverend Mac Charles Jones, or Mac Jones (1950-1997), "a longtime Kansas City activist and national leader." Native of Phoenix coming here in 1984 as pastor of...
Activist Florynce Kennedy, 84, Dies
December 24, 2000
Photo and obituary article about Florynce Rae Kennedy, or Florynce Kennedy (1916-2000), a female African American lawyer and "a Kansas City native who fought for civil rights and feminism with trademark...
Ada & Chester Franklin
File containing photos and a biographical articles about Ada Crogman Franklin, or Ada Franklin (ca. 1886-1983) and her husband Chester Arthur Franklin, or Chester Franklin (1880-1955), founding owners...
Address to Pro-Slavery Convention of Missouri
Appendix I of the book contains "Address to the People of the United States", delivered by Wiliam B. Napton in Lexington, Missouri, July 13, 1855 to the Pro-Slavery Convention of Missouri. Talks about...
Adult Education--A Fine Work
Article about "the program of adult education going forward under the FERA, with the hearty co-operation of the city's Board of Education" and supervised by Roy Gallemore. Description especially about...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 32 with African American Stereotypes
Scrapbook page containing eight advertising cards showing African Americans in various situations. Two of the cards are missing. The cards show:
1. Two geese with bodies made of bags of tobacco and...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 52 with Stoves and People
Scrapbook page containing eight advertising cards showing the following:
1. A folded card with a man frowning that says: "The effects of using inferior and low grade Tobaccos." When you unfold the card...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 54 with People and Horses
Scrapbook page containing seven advertising cards showing the following:
1. A woman feeding an old man who appears sick.
2. Two children looking at an African American man holding a sign (which is...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 55 with People and Pets
Scrapbook page containing eleven advertising cards. Four small cards are cut to the shape of their image and show three cats and a dog. The other seven cards show the following:
1. A girl picking apples....
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 56 with Children
Scrapbook page containing nine advertising cards showing the following:
1. An African American man holding a duck and basket. Card says: "Chas. E. Marsh, Printer & Stationer, Greenville, N. H."
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 76 with African Americans
Scrapbook page containing six small advertising cards arranged around a newspaper or magazine cut-out. This cut-out is 20 x 26 cm. and shows what appears to be a political cartoon of an African American...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 81 with Kansas City Businesses
Scrapbook page containing nine advertising cards from Kansas City businesses showing:
1. Four cats. Card says: "Eyssell's Model Pharmacy. We mew for Eyssell Bros. Ginger Ale. Kansas City. Exposition....
Advocacy, Activism and 300 Good Suits
October 27, 2013
Interview with Eric L. Wesson, reporter and columnist for The Kansas City Call newspaper. Wesson discusses the evolving mission of The Call over time, his background, and his approach to journalism.
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