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101. The Penn School The Penn School 1961 History of Penn School in Westport, started after the Civil War for African American children with its own structure built in 1880, closed in 1955, and burned in 1967.

102. Threatt Is Proud of Work to Boost Kansas City Threatt Is Proud of Work to Boost Kansas City December 8, 1999 File containing a biographical article about James Threatt, "a former assistant city manager" and "the first director of the Model Cities program here form 1968 to 1972." Born in Virginia in 1923 and coming...

103. To Be Young, Gifted and Black in the Days of Segregated Independence To Be Young, Gifted and Black in the Days of Segregated Independence January 30, 2009 Article tells the story of Alversia Brown Pettigrew who grew up in the African American neighborhood called "The Neck" in Independence. She was among the first children to attend integrated schoools in...

104. Viola Byrd. ..Loving Ways with a Big Family Viola Byrd. ..Loving Ways with a Big Family November/11/1973 File containing photos and a biographical article about Viola Byrd, an 82-year-old former housecleaner and matriarch of a large Kansas City family as mother of 16 children, residing "in a neat bungalow"...

105. Volleyball Game Volleyball Game circa 1950s Girls playing volleyball at unidentified location.

106. Westport Public Schools Westport Public Schools September/14/1895 Schedules for openings of Westport public schools, including the Penn School for "colored" or black children.

107. Wheatley Hospital Wheatley Hospital ca1930s Interior view of African American children in cribs and attendants at Wheatley Hospital. Wheatley Provident Hospital is listed in the 1930 Kansas City city directory at 1826 Forest.

108. William A. Kimsey William A. Kimsey October/3/1969 Photo and obituary for William Kimsey, a former slave dying at the age of 110 on October 2, 1969. Description of his life and career, "[b]orn into slavery March 20, 1859, in Louisville, Ky.," and brought...

109. Young Girl Eating Ice Cream Young Girl Eating Ice Cream circa 1920s Young African American girl seated on a porch ledge eating an ice cream cone. She is holding up a filled Christmas stocking in her right hand.

110. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 Photo and biographical sketch of black physician Dr. P. C. Turner, or Percy Turner, originally from Independence and becoming "Superintendent of City General Hospital Number 2" from 1933 to 1947, also...