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Biography of Samuel U. Rodgers (1917-1999), Physician
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...
Boys relaxing in a fountain
Unidentified children swimming in a fountain, possibly near the Garrison School and Library Branch.
Bruce Area Clean-Up
Children participating in the Bruce Area clean-up.
Builder (The) of Black Schools: James Milton Turner
In 1866 Missouri's General Assembly passed a law that required each "local board of education to build and operate black schools if its jurisdiction included at least twenty black children." To comply...
Building at 1010 Crystal
Unidentified children sitting on porch of building at 1010 Crystal.
Informal group portrait of unidentified African American children at Camp Hope.
Children At Playground
Unidentified African American children atop and near wagon at unidentified playground.
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.
Children Loading on Bus
Children boarding bus at 15th and Campbell; part of the Street Car Conduct project of the Junior Officer Council.
Colored Child Welfare Stations in Kansas City
Article about Child Welfare Stations and Well Baby Clinics utilized in the growth of care for black babies in Kansas City.
Cottage Lane Area
Unidentified African American woman and children playing near debris at unidentified location on Cottage Lane.
Unidentified girl greeting African American man at door of unidentified residence.
Early Platte County Schools Served Black Children
September – December 2014
Article contains brief histories of three Platte County schools—Benjamin Banneker School (Parkville, MO); Dunbar School (Platte City, MO); Mary Bethune School (Weston, MO)—that were built in the 19th...
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...
Florence Crittenton Home
African American child being bathed by a girl at the Florence Crittenton Home.
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...
From Slave to World-Class Horseman: Tom Bass
Book with photos, illustrations, and information on Tom Bass (1859-1934), a black equestrian born near Ashland, Missouri, into slavery and becoming "the nation's preeminent horseman." Briefly a resident...
Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, The
Advertising card for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. showing African American man and woman standing in front of tiny house speaking with a potential tenant who is dressed smartly. Sign on house says:...
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