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Youth Fund in a Will: Bequests of Publisher of the Call Are Filed for Probate
Article about the estate of Chester Franklin (1880-1955), founder and publisher of the Kansas City Call newspaper in 1919, to "become a trust fund to be used for the education and training of young persons...
Your Kansas City and Mine
History of the Kansas City Call newspaper for blacks in the Kansas City area.
The Kansas City Call Mural
November 29, 2006
Short item which includes a picture of a new mural on the side of the Kansas City Call newspaper office building located on 1713-17 18th Street. The mural is on the east wall of the building and was painted...
Rites Tomorrow for H.B. Moore
June 1, 1951
File containing an obituary with photo for H.B. Moore, "well-known mortician and owner of the H.B. Moore funeral home, 1820 E. 18th St." Moore was a native of Ohio who came to Kansas City in 1901, shortly...
Nelson Caesar Crews and Chester Arthur Franklin
Book excerpt about Nelson Caesar Crews, or Nelson Crews (ca. 1875-1923), an early African American newspaper owner and editor of the Kansas City Sun, and Chester Franklin (1880-1955), founder and publisher...
Journalism Wars of KC's Jazz Age
February 20, 1990
Article describes "newspaper war" between The Call and The Kansas City American. Felix Payne's American emerged as a competitor to Chester Franklin's Call in 1928. Payne, a Democat, was favored by the...
History of The Kansas City Call
Brochure giving the early history of the establishment of The Call newspaper, focusing on biographical information of the founder, Chester A. Franklin.
Franklin Name to New School: Elementary Unit at 3400 Highland Will Honor Negro Leader
Announcement of a new elementary school at 3400 Highland Avenue to be "named the C. A. Franklin school" after Chester Franklin (1880-1955), or C. A. Franklin, an early Kansas City civil rights activist...
Don't Forget Local Black Achievement
February 6, 1985
News article about local black achievement in the context of Black History Month. Several prominent African Americans are mentioned, such as Chester Franklin, Roy Wilkins (an NAACP leader), Lucile Bluford,...
Dictionary of Missouri Biography
Short biography of Chester Arthur Franklin, or Chester Franklin (1880-1955) written by Thomas D. Wilson. Franklin was publisher and editor of the African American newspaper the " Kansas City Call" from...
Chester Arthur Franklin, 1880-1955
A 7 page photocopied transcript of a speech given on May 5, 1968 at the dedication of the Chester A. Franklin Elementary School.
Chester A. Franklin School
Copies of clippings about the school at 3400 Highland
Chester A. Franklin and Harry S. Truman: An African-American Conservative and the "Conversion" of the Future President
Extensive article about the influence of Chester Franklin (1880-1955), "the African-American publisher of 'The Call,' a black Kansas City newspaper," starting in 1919, on future president Harry Truman...
Biography of Chester Arthur Franklin (1880-1955), Founder of The Call Newspaper
Biography of Ada Crogman Franklin (ca. 1886 - 1983), Teacher, Actress, and Producer
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...
A Decade of growth and a drive for political empowerment
Article chronicles the early history of The Call newspaper from the time Chester Franklin founded it in 1919 through the 1920s.
A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas City, 1900-1960
Section of the chapter which tells about "race men" and "race women" of the 1920s and how they advanced awareness in Kansas City of the existing color lines. Mentioned are L. Amassa Knox, D. A. Holmes,...
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