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John H Johnson
1929-1997 (Bulk 1960-1...
''Can Basketball Survive Chamberlain?''
Article describing Wilt Chamberlain's years in Lawrence, Kansas and his relationship with the University of Kansas. Includes a description of Forrest C. ''Phog'' Allen's recruiting of Chamberlain as a...
'Separate but Equal' Again?
Photo and article about the "court-ordered desegregation" in the Kansas City School District, handed down by Judge Russell Clark in 1986 and involving costly amenities at the inner city schools to attract...
A Battle of Yesterday--Integrating Missou
Article about the desegregation of the University of Missouri, starting with Lloyd Gaines, a black student at Lincoln University near Missouri University in 1933, involved in a federal Supreme Court case...
A Civil Rights Champion Steps Down
January 2, 2013
Article announces that Kansas City civil rights pioneer Julia Hill has stepped down as an executive board member of the local branch of the NAACP. Hill served as the organization's president from 1971...
A Good Guy Leaving a Tough Job
Interview with editorial commentary about George Garcia, superintendent of the Kansas City School District from 1987 to about 1990, discussing the scrutiny over the implementation of "a court-ordered desegregation...
A Pioneer in Civil Rights: Esther Brown and the South Park Desegregation Case of 1948
Comprehensive article about Esther Swirk Brown, or Esther Brown (1917-1970), "a white Jewish woman from Kansas City," describing her late 1940s desegregation efforts, including helping to "combat segregation...
A School That Once Was
Author describes his experiences as a student at Southwest High School, located at 65th and Wornall. Article includes a description of an "unwritten caste system" that existed in the school's first four...
AC7 Sumner High School
The Sumner High School Collection documents the activities of faculty and students at Sumner High School and its successor organization Sumner Academy in Kansas City, Kansas, from 1927 to 1986
Article about the widespread disapproval of the desegregation plan of the Kansas City School District, or Kansas City, Missouri School District (KCMSD), due to high costs, ineffective results, and perceived...
Always Moving, Always Changing
February 23, 2014
Interview with Yvonne S. Wilson, former director of education for the Kansas City School District and Missouri state representative for the 42nd District. Wilson responds to questions regarding her involvement...
An Angry Advocate: Outspoken School Board Member Julia Hill Disrupts with a Purpose
File containing a biographical article about Julia Hill, a 65-year-old "black board member" of the Kansas City School District growing up "near 28th Street and Highland Avenue" and becoming a community...
An Annotated Bibliography of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement (With Emphasis on Publications from 1980 to the Present)
Author states this bibliography grew out of teaching courses at Morgan State University on U.S. history, including a course on the civil rights movement. The bibliography is divided into Anthologies/Reference...
An Interview With Emanuel Cleaver
Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded November 18, 1975 at St. James United Methodist Church. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc;...
An Interview With Isaac Gardner, Jr.
Interviewer: Ella Pruitt. Interview recorded February 16, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to...
An Interview With Ladislao Lopez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded June 27, 1978. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has a typed guide to contents....
Biography of Agapito Mendoza (1946-2003), Educator and Activist
Biography of Esther Swirk Brown (1917-1970), Civil Rights Activist
Biography of Phillip Curls (1942-2007), Legislator and Political Activist
Biography of Samuel U. Rodgers (1917-1999), Physician
Children Left Behind
May 22-28, 2003
Article describes the recent history, and 2003 proceedings, of the Kansas City, Missouri school desegregation case.
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