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Eric L Wesson
Ford, Susan Jezak
'Your Kansas City and Mine' off the Press; Traces History of Negroes
September 15, 1950
Book review of "Your Kansas City and Mine," a book written in 1950 by William Young about "the Negro in Kansas City during its 100-year history." Aspects and sections of the book are described, covering...
100 Plus Years in the 54th Street Neighborhood
October 12-18, 2012
Article announces that a reunion of residents of the 54th Street neighborhood was hosted by the 54th Street Memorial Club. A brief history of the neighborhood is provided. The original purchase of land...
18th & Vine District to Inaugurate Jazz Walk of Fame
August 22-28, 2014
Article announces that a ceremony to honor distinguished Kansas City jazz musicians by installing 30-inch bronze medallions in the sidewalks along 18th Street near the 18th and Vine District will take...
1975 Annual Church Contest on the Way
April 11-April 17, 1975
News article about a church membership drive associated with a local NAACP contest.
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 Father's Day to Remember
June 17-23, 2011
Article reports that Rev. Joe Haskins received his Purple Heart after waiting 58 years. Haskins fought in the Korean War and has tried to get the award from every president since 1956. Under President...
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...
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...
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.
African Centered Schools to Announce Plans for New Campus
April 27-May3, 2007
The Kansas City (MO)) School District's African Centered Education (ACE) schools are hosting a festival April 29 to announce the consolidation of three schools: J. S. Chick, Sanford B. Ladd and Dr. J....
African Methodist Episcopal (AME)
File contains several local newspaper articles with photos about The A.M.E. churches and clergy (mostly from the Kansas City Globe and Kansas City Call). Pictures include the late Bishop J. A. Greg of...
Alvin Sykes Sets the Record Straight
January 17-23, 2014
Interview with Kansas City-based civil rights activist Alvin Sykes. Sykes' career as an activist is discussed. His background and the factors that drove him to make activism his life's work are also summarized....
American Jazz Museum: Celebrating 10 Years of History
September 7-13, 2007
A special supplement to the Kansas City Call containing a series of short articles about the 10th anniversary of the American Jazz Museum and the redevelopment of the 18th and Vine area. The museum opened...
An Interview With Ilus Davis
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded May 15, 1976. 3 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 3 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed...
An Interview With Judge Lewis Clymer
Interviewer: Milton Smith. Interview recorded August 24, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide...
An Investigative Study of a Black Newspaper
A 29 page photocopied typewritten paper originally written for the History 186 class at the University of Kansas. The Kansas City Call newspaper is the focus of the paper.
Another World Title...
June 22-28, 2007
Article spotlighting Kansas City boxer and title holder Isaiah "The Prophet" Henderson. Henderson discusses the Kansas City boxing scene, as well as the lack of attention and respect that Midwest boxers...
Answers Sought by Citizens
Report about five people killed in gun battle with police at 30th and Prospect Avenues.
Antoine Murphy Retires from U.S. Postal Service after 39 Years
June 28, 1957
File containing an article with photo about Antoine Murphy, retiring from "the Postal Transportation Service (formerly known as the Railway Mail Service) on Sunday, June 30, after 39 years." Murphy was...
Appointed New County Counselor
January 16, 1953
Vertical file contains a biographical article with photo about Paul Gray, an attorney and newly appointed Wyandotte County counselor in 1953. His residence was at 628 Quindaro Boulevard in Kansas City,...
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