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Babberger Ground Floor...
1975 Annual Church Contest on the Way
April 11-April 17, 1975
News article about a church membership drive associated with a local NAACP contest.
A Black Leader Offers Very Little Optimism
February 22, 1985
Biographical article about Reverend MacCharles Jones, or Rev. Mac Jones, the 35-year-old pastor of the St. Stephen Baptist Church at 1414 Truman Road. Rev. Jones was the leader at the Black Unity Retreat...
A Church for the Ages
September 9, 2013
October 2013 marked the 150th anniversary of the Second Baptist Church, "believed to be one of the two oldest black churches in Kansas City." The congregation was first established in 1863 by slaves and...
A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas City, 1900-1960
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...
A Proud People
October 23, 2009
Second article of a series on Quindaro focuses on the role of the church in the community. The congregations were Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal, First Baptist, and the Church of God in Christ....
Activist Cleric with Influence Nationally Dies
File containing a photo and obituary for Reverend Mac Charles Jones, or Mac Jones (1950-1997), "a longtime Kansas City activist and national leader." Native of Phoenix coming here in 1984 as pastor of...
African American Baptist Churches in Kansas City
File contains information and articles with pictures including Reverend Samuel McKibben of the True Light Baptist Church and Reverend Wallace Hartsfield of Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church. Also...
African American Baptist Churches in the Kansas City Area
File contains numerous articles with pictures about conventions, programs, church officials, and so forth, for local Baptist churches. Pictures include Dr. Daniel Holmes of Paseo Baptist Church, the New...
African American Christian Churches
File contains articles with pictures including the West Paseo Christian Church at 2454 West Paseo.
African American Kansas City Churches
File contains newspaper articles with pictures, including a Kansas City Globe article about top area churches and a typewritten paper entitled "Census of Religious Bodies, 1936: Price List of Bulletins...
African American Seventh Day Adventist Churches
File contains articles and pictures. Mention of the Beacon Light Seventh Day Adventist Church at 13th and Locust Streets.
African Methodist Episcopal (AME)
File contains several local newspaper articles with photos about The A.M.E. churches and clergy (mostly from the Kansas City Globe and Kansas City Call). Pictures include the late Bishop J. A. Greg of...
African Methodist Episcopal Churches (AME)
File contains several news articles with pictures including Reverend Stanley Counts of Flipper Memorial AME Church and Mrs. Rosa Scott, organist at Ward Chapel AME Church.
African Presbyterian Churches
File contains only a "see also" note for Samuel Cornish.
An Interview With Charles Briscoe
Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded November 19, 1975. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide...
An Interview With John Williams
Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded November 20, 1975. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide...
An Interview With Nelson Thompson
Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded October 9, 1975. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide...
An Interview With Thelma M. Dumas and Johnnie Mae Gentry
Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded November 20, 1975 at St. Stephen Baptist Church. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital;...
Around Kansas City: Birthplace of Two Black Churches Will Be Marked
Notice about the placing of a marker for two of the oldest churches in Kansas City, Kansas, both predominantly of black congregations.
Attendants at Twenty-second Anniversary Banquet
April 29, 1966
Vertical file contains a photo and caption about the 22nd anniversary banquet of the Friendship Baptist Church, paying tribute to the church's pastor and wife, Rev. I.H. Henderson and Elnora Henderson...
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