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Black History Month Feature: Sarah Rector--Kansas City's First Black Millionairess
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TitleBlack History Month Feature: Sarah Rector--Kansas City's First Black Millionairess
AbstractFile containing photos and biographical article about Sarah Rector Campbell Crawford, or Sarah Rector (ca. 1901-1963 ca.), "the first black female millionaire to live in Kansas City," and her husband Kenneth Campbell, Sr., owner of "a Hupmobile agency on 19th and [Vine Streets]," with residences at 2000 East 12th Street (a mansion still standing) and later at 2440 Brooklyn Avenue and 2418 Campbell Street. Description of Sarah as a native of Oklahoma inheriting family oil money from the government and leasers (including Walt Disney) there before coming to Kansas City in 1916 as a millionairess, entertaining at her mansion "guests such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Joe Louis and fighter Jack Johnson."
SourceKansas City Call
LocationVertical File: African Americans--Prominent
Local SubjectCampbell, Kenneth
African Americans
Rector, Sarah
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID123124
CONTENTdm number27221
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