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'Mother' of 100 Takes Children into Heart
July 29, 1975
Biographical article with photo about Mrs. Willa Carter, 78-year-old matriarch of a large adopted family of over 100 foster children in Kansas City. The story is told of her long process of adopting starting...
19th Century School Awaits Restoration
December 25, 2006
Article detailing the work of a restoration group working to convert the Benjamin Banneker School building in Parkville, Missouri, into a museum. Benjamin Banneker was a one-room, segregated school for...
A Kansas City Negro Honored
February 10, 1930
File containing a brief biographical article about Dr. Walter Maddux, a native of Kansas City, Kansas, and newly appointed head of pediatrics "in the great hospital that is to be erected in Chicago for...
A Model of Commitment
April 25, 2009
Photo and obituary Of Gertrude Hooker Keith (1915-2009), the first African American woman on the Kansas City school board and the first director of the Wayne Miner Housing Project. An active community...
Always a Helping Hand
December 31, 2010
Article describes minister and activist Sam Mann, who served 40 years as the preacher for St. Mark Union church, “a black church on Kansas City’s East Side.” Mann retired from the St. Mark Children...
Beverly Foster to Niles Home
May 6, 1956?
Vertical file contains a photo and biographical article about Beverly Foster, newly appointed "assistant director of the Niles Home for Children, 1911 E. 23rd St.," in 1956?. He was a native of Miami,...
Blacks Have Endowed KC
February 10, 1986
Three-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...
Children Learning That They are No Longer the Objects of Inferiority
Describes the implementation of African centered education in the Kansas City Missouri Public School system.
Ex-Slave Was a Success in Early Independence
February 23, 1986
Biographical article with photo about Hiram Young (1815-1882), a wagon-maker and ex-slave in 19th century Independence, Missouri. Young is described as "one of the richest men in Jackson County" by 1860...
Father of Miss Capitola Jones Dies in Topeka
March 14, 1952
Vertical file containing an obituary for John Paul Jones, a Kansas City lawyer dying at the age of 96 on March 7, 1952. Jones was born in a log cabin "of slave parentage" and "was licensed to practiced...
Former Director of Major Housing Project Dies
March 27, 2009
Article about the life of Dr. Gertrude Hooker Keith, 94, first director of the Wayne Miner Housing Project. She also worked on numerous community projects including the Spirit of Freedom Fountain, Bruce...
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.
Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
June 13, 1973
Jack and Jill of America is a non-profit black organization founded in 1938. There are more than 100 chapters in 38 states. Its goals are to stimulate social, cultural, and civic responsibilities in children...
Last Day For School Marks End of an Era
May 30, 2007
South Park Elementary School in Merriam, Kansas, closed May 29, 2007.It will merge with Merriam Elementary at the new Merriam Park Elementary School. South Park was central in the late 1940s civil rights...
Man in Motion
August 11, 1991
Biographical article about Derrick Thomas (1967-2000), a "Pro Bowl linebacker" for the Kansas City Chiefs football team since 1989 and a leader of local children's charities. Native of Miami residing in...
Mrs. Maybelle Henderson, Foster Mother, Named Woman of the Week
March 11, 1949
Vertical file contains a photo and biographical article about Maybelle Henderson, a foster mother with "the Family Service organization of Kansas City," named Woman of the Week by the Kansas City Call....
Negro Librarian at Lincoln High
January 3, 1941
Vertical file containing a biographical article about Miss Mildred Kimbrough, newly appointed head librarian at the "Lincoln high school branch library," succeeding Miss Priscilla Burd, "white, who for...
Project Community; Part Three: In His Hands
August 27, 2003
Photo and article about Eloise Lofton, a resident of and community activist at Guinotte Manor in Northeast Kansas City. She describes her past career raising children of various ethnicities at "Guinotte's...
Rashey Burial Moten, Jr., Obituary
September 1-7, 2000
Rashey B. Moten, Jr., died on August 23, 2000. He was born June 23, 1913, in Muncie, Kansas, the youngest of six children of Rashey B. Moten, Sr., and Theodore Twitty Moten. "He was the Executive Director...
Services for Bishop Emanuel Newton
April 6-12, 2007
Article and obituary for Bishop Emanuel Newton, 72, founder and pastor of Kansas City's Christian Tabernacle Church. Newton was born October 18, 1935, in Moffet, Oklahoma, and was the youngest of 14 children....
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