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Yours for the Race: The Life and Work of Josephine Silone Yates
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TitleYours for the Race: The Life and Work of Josephine Silone Yates
AbstractPhotos, illustrations, and biographical article about Josephine Silone Yates, or Josephine Yates (1859-1912), "a longtime teacher at Jefferson City's Lincoln Institute and a writer whose passionate pleas for racial uplift appeared in such periodicals as the 'Southern Workman,' 'The Voice of the Negro,' the 'Woman's Era' ["the first monthly magazine published by black women in this country"], the 'Indianapolis Freeman,' and the Kansas City 'Rising Son,' provid[ing] the most distinctive mid-American voice in this struggle." Native of New York moving to Jefferson City, Missouri in 1881 as a teacher and then coming to Kansas City about 1889 as a writer and teacher (later in her career at Lincoln High School), "serv[ing] as the leading force behind and the first president of the Women's League of Kansas City" in 1893 with a "house at 1625 Cottage Street as a 'Home for Working Girls.'"
AuthorCindy M. Mackey
Gary R. Kremer
DateJanuary//1996
SourceMissouri Historical Review
LocationPeriodical
Volume90
Number2
Page199-215
Local SubjectYates, Josephine S.
African Americans
Women
Firsts
IllustrationsNo
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID122480
CONTENTdm number18619
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