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Kimberly R Riley
A Cut Above
File containing photos and a biographical article about James Anderson, 38-year-old winner of a Black Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City award as owner of his own James Place restaurant and adjacent...
A Pitch for Black History: Black Baseball Museum Rescues Our Past
Photos and article about the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at 1601 East 18th Street in Kansas City, with description of several of its members from the old Kansas City Monarchs.
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...
An Interview With Herbert Fennel
Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded January 13, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to...
Art Tatum Had a Big Role in the Jazz Heyday Here
November 6, 1956
Death notice with biographical information about Art Tatum, a "jazz pianist" in "Kansas City in the heyday of jazz here in the early 1930s," dying at the age of 46 on November 5, 1956. Winner of national...
Bill Hayden to Downtown Law Office
File containing a biographical article about William Hayden, a black Kansas City lawyer with offices "at the Traders National bank building at 12th and Grand" and formerly at 1825 A Vine Street and 1509...
Biography of John A. Jones (1867-1937), Businessman and Barber
Bro-An Card and Gift Shop to Hold Open House Sunday
April 12, 1952
News article about an event held at the "Bro-An Card and Gift Shop" at 1613 East 18th Street, owned by Mrs. Geneva Brown and Mrs. Helen Anderson.
C. H. Countee: A Negro Funeral Home Formerly Operated by Him
File containing an obituary for C. H. Countee, founder of "one of the first Negro funeral homes in Kansas City" at 1606 East 18th Street before dying at the age of 90.
File containing an obituary for Charles Bryant (1892-1952), "original owner of the Charles Bryant Barbecue, 1921 E. 18th Street" and father of Arthur Bryant. He was a native of Texas who started his restaurant...
Looking north along Grand from 18th.
Great K. C. Jazz Area to Be Revived
Article about the redevelopment project of the 18th & Vine District by the Black Economic Union and the 18th & Vine Commercial Revitalizatoin Committee.
Homer Roberts and Reuben Street
Book excerpt about Homer Roberts and Reuben and Ella Street, early black businesspeople of Kansas City. Roberts was "one of the first African American car salesmen in the country" and Reuben Street was...
Kansas City Women of Independent Minds
Photo and bio of Leona Pouncey Thurman, or Leona Thurman (1911-1985), "the first black woman to practice law in Kansas City." Native of Arkansas coming to Kansas City in 1931 as a legal secretary before...
Photos and biographical article about Leona Pouncey Thurman, or Leona Thurman, "the first Black woman to practice law in Kansas City," starting as a legal secretary in the Pouncey Building (later owned...
Law Offices Opened by William K. Hayden and Sherman Hughes, Jr.
September 13, 1957
Vertical file contains photos and a biographical article about William Hayden and Sherman Hughes, Jr., new lawyers opening new law offices in Kansas City. Hayden graduated from Howard University School...
Lawyer Hopes 'Firsts' Aren't 'Lasts' for Blacks
February 15, 1975
File containing a photo and biographical article about Mrs. Leona Pouncey Thurman, or Leona Thurman, "the first black woman to be admitted to the bar in Jackson County and to practice the profession in...
Minister, Perro, William H.
Portrait of William H. Pero [Perro], African American pastor of the Church of Christ at 1903 E. 18th Street or Michigan and 18th Streets.
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...
New Street's Hotel Attracts Keen Interest
December 9, 1949
Biographical article with photos and captions about the new hotel complex known as "Street Enterprises at 1510 E. 18th St," at Paseo Boulevard. The owner was Rueben Street, "ex-railroad chef" and Kansas...
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