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1. '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...

2. Author is Writing a Better Outlook Author is Writing a Better Outlook December 31, 2010 Raytown author Derrick Barnes has completed his second book, “We Could Be Brothers,” a story about the friendship between two 13-year old African-American boys. Barnes first series of books, “Ruby...

3. Bittersweet: Late Kansas Citian's 40-year-old Novel Is Published At Last Bittersweet: Late Kansas Citian's 40-year-old Novel Is Published At Last April 6, 2003 Article is an excerpt from the book "Such Sweet Thunder" by Kansas City's Vincent O. Carter who died in 1983. It is a 1963 novel that was not published during his lifetime.

4. Carter Left Kansas City and Never Came Back Carter Left Kansas City and Never Came Back April 6, 2003 Biographical article with photos about Vincent Carter (1924-1983), a local author who grew up in segregated Kansas City in the 1920s and 1930s and left for World War II after graduating from Lincoln High...

5. Comic Book Publisher Develops Anti-Smoking Campaign Comic Book Publisher Develops Anti-Smoking Campaign May/13-19/1999 Describes the launch of an anti-smoking campaign by the African-American comic book hero Omega Man.

6. Ford Names Winner Ford Names Winner July 16, 2007 Local comic book creator and crime-fighting activist Alonzo Washington recently won a national essay sweepstakes contest. Washington, who lives in Kansas City, Kansas, submitted an essay in a Ford Motor...

7. Harlem Renaissance Man Harlem Renaissance Man September 9, 2007 African American artist Aaron Douglas was born in Topeka in 1899 and taught at Lincoln High School in Kansas City at one time. He later became part of the "the early 20th-century explosion of black arts...

8. Intercity Book Lovers Celebrates 80th Anniversary Intercity Book Lovers Celebrates 80th Anniversary November 17-23, 2006 Column reporting the 80th anniversary of the Intercity Book Lovers, an African American women's group dedicated to a love of books. The group was founded in 1926, with 30 original members who were "mostly...

9. Is Shane Evans a Dreamer? Is Shane Evans a Dreamer? November 15, 2009 Cover story for The Kansas City Star Magazine about Shane Evans, award-winning children's book illustrator and owner of Dream Studio, 711 E. 31st St.

10. Overcoming Racism in KC Overcoming Racism in KC August 13, 2006 Book review of "Take Up the Black Man's Burden: Kansas City's African American Communities 1865-1939" by Charles E. Coulter, an editor at The Kansas City Star.

11. Understanding and Sympathy Are Gradually Replacing Ignorance and Race Prejudice, Will Thomas, a Negro Understanding and Sympathy Are Gradually Replacing Ignorance and Race Prejudice, Will Thomas, a Negro Born in Kansas City, Asserts in a Thoughtful Autobiography--Sought Solution to Problems in Vermont July/3/1953 File containing a photo (of the author) and book review of "The Seeking" by Will Thomas, an African American author of Kansas City. Description of the book, dealing with race relations, and of the author,...

12. You Know Your Undertakers? You Know Your Undertakers? October 3, 1971 Short notice about the publication of the book ''Six Black Horses'' by Nolan Davis who was a former undertaker’s apprentice. Davis based the book partly on his own experiences in that field, in Kansas...