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1. "Retrospection" "Retrospection" 1917 Poem written by Melvin B. Tolson published in the Lincolnian yearbook his junior year (1917). Tolson graduated in 1918 from Lincoln High School.

2. 'Your Kansas City and Mine' off the Press; Traces History of Negroes '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...

3. A Boone County Album, 1820-1971 A Boone County Album, 1820-1971 1971 Photos (of the musician, his sheet music, and possessions, etc.) and bio of John William Boone, or Blind Boone (1864-1927), "a blind Negro pianist" and "the most widely known citizen of Boone County, and...

4. A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas City, 1900-1960 A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas City, 1900-1960 2002 Section of the book which describes late 19th century and early 20th century African American housing sections of the city. These include Hell's Half Acre, Church Hill, Belvidere Hollow, and the Vine Street...

5. A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas City, 1900-1960 A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas City, 1900-1960 2002 Section of the chapter which tells about "race men" and "race women" of the 1920s and how they advanced awareness in Kansas City of the existing color lines. Mentioned are L. Amassa Knox, D. A. Holmes,...

6. A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas city, 1900-1960 A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas city, 1900-1960 2002 Dr. William J. Thompkins was named an assistant health commissioner in the city's Department of Hygiene and Communicable Diseases in 1927 during the city's Democratic administration. He had earlier in...

7. A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas city, 1900-1960 A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas city, 1900-1960 2002 A mention of Felix Payne, a local African American and nightclub owner during the Pendergast years and early jazz scene.

8. A History of Services to Black People by the Kansas City, Missouri, Public Library A History of Services to Black People by the Kansas City, Missouri, Public Library April//1978 Three centuries of injustice have brought about deep-seated structural distortions in the life of the black American. ..Library service of a relevant nature may be one way of setting these distortiona...

9. A Narrative Bibliography of the African-American Frontier: Blacks in the Rocky Mountain West, 1535-1912. A Narrative Bibliography of the African-American Frontier: Blacks in the Rocky Mountain West, 1535-1912. 1995 This book provides an extensive bibliography on the Buffalo Soldiers including books and magazine articles as well as sources for young readers.

10. A. Porter Davis, M.D. A. Porter Davis, M.D. 1925 Photograph and brief biography of A. Porter Davis, M.D., of Kansas City, Kansas, "Founder and Superintendent of the Davis Maternity Sanitarium".

11. Aaron Douglas Aaron Douglas Fall 2005 Portrait of and biographical article about Aaron Douglas, known by some as "the father of black American art." Douglas was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1899, studied art at the University of Kansas, and...

12. Aaron Douglas Aaron Douglas Aaron Douglas taught art at Lincoln High School, Kansas City, Missouri, 1923-1925. Painted murals in Fisk University Library, Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1938.

13. Abolitionist Movement Abolitionist Movement 1963 Section about the abolitionist movement in Missouri and Kansas, especially the so-called "Underground Railroad," a system for secretly transporting slaves to freedom, starting in the 1840s and featuring...

14. AC1 Niles Home for Children AC1 Niles Home for Children 1923-1993 The Niles Home for Children Collection documents the business activities of the Niles Home for Children in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1923 to 1963.

15. AC2 First Baptist Church AC2 First Baptist Church 1920-2000 The First Baptist Church Collection provides insight into the activities of First Baptist Church of Kansas City, Kansas, through meeting minutes, anniversary programs, and other items.

16. AC4 Merrill Street Baptist Church AC4 Merrill Street Baptist Church 1896-1964 The Merrill Street Baptist Church Collection documents the activities of Merrill Street Baptist Church in Trenton, Missouri, through meeting minutes. The collection covers the period 1896-1964.

17. Address to Pro-Slavery Convention of Missouri Address to Pro-Slavery Convention of Missouri 2005 Appendix I of the book contains "Address to the People of the United States", delivered by Wiliam B. Napton in Lexington, Missouri, July 13, 1855 to the Pro-Slavery Convention of Missouri. Talks about...

18. African American Clubs African American Clubs 1923-1967 File contains the yearbooks for the following African American clubs: Book Lovers Club, 1923-24 to 1956-57; Junior Book Lovers Club, 1932-33, 1939-40, 1940-41; Alexander Dumas Reading Club, 1924-25; and...

19. African American Schools African American Schools 2006 Schools, in particular Lincoln High School, were a source of pride and "instruments of community and racial formation in the 1920s and 1930s" amongst the African American community in Kansas City. This...

20. African Americans in Early Kansas City Theater African Americans in Early Kansas City Theater 2007 This book contains information concerning African Americans and their participation in early Kansas City theater and entertainment. Information includes performers names and where they played. See the...