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Blacks Have Endowed KC
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TitleBlacks Have Endowed KC
AbstractThree-part article about three prominent African Americans from Kansas City's past: Judge Carl Johnson, Minnie Crosthwaite, and Rev. D.A. Holmes. Carl Johnson was "the first black elected to a judgeship in Kansas City" and "the Division Four judge of the Kansas City Municipal Court" from 1955 to his death in 1960. He was a native of Georgia who moved to Kansas City as a lawyer.

Minnie Crosthwaite was the founder of a long-standing "fashion show to benefit the all-black Wheatley-Provident Hospital" starting in 1921. She was born in Nashville in 1872 and moved to Kansas City about 1890 as a science teacher, before becoming a social worker involved in helping the new hospital "pay off its mortgage, purchase a new X-ray machine, modernize its kitchen and buy an adjoining house as a home for nurses in training." Crosthwaite's shows featured a children's parade followed by an adult parade.

D.A. Holmes (1877-1972) was "a well-respected leader in the black community" and "known for lashing out against the Pendergast machine, calling it dishonest government that only bribed blacks for support." Rev. Holmes was a native of Macon, Missouri and moved to Kansas City, Kansas, in 1914 as builder of the Metropolitan Church and a civil rights activist. In 1921 he became a minister at the Vine Street Baptist Church and later moved the church to Paseo and renamed it the Paseo Baptist Church.
AuthorLoni White
DateFebruary 10, 1986
SourceKansas City Times
LocationRamos Vertical File: Black Americans--Kansas City, Missouri
PageB3
SubjectFirsts
Judges
Lawyers
Entertainment
Fashion shows
Civil rights
Activists
Baptist churches
Local SubjectJohnson, Carl L.
Crosthwaite, Minnie L.
Holmes, Daniel A.
Paseo Baptist Church
African Americans
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID217215
CONTENTdm number36703
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