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1. 1975 Annual Church Contest on the Way 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.

2. A Black Leader Offers Very Little Optimism 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...

3. A Church for the Ages 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...

4. A Proud People 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....

5. Activist Cleric with Influence Nationally Dies Activist Cleric with Influence Nationally Dies March/8/1997 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...

6. Around Kansas City: Birthplace of Two Black Churches Will Be Marked Around Kansas City: Birthplace of Two Black Churches Will Be Marked February/19/1988 Notice about the placing of a marker for two of the oldest churches in Kansas City, Kansas, both predominantly of black congregations.

7. Attendants at Twenty-second Anniversary Banquet 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...

8. Blacks Have Endowed KC 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...

9. Deaths: The Rev. S. J. Williams Deaths: The Rev. S. J. Williams June/23/1972 Obituary for Reverend Simonetta Williams, "70, pastor of Brooks Chapel A. M. S. [African Methodist Episcopal?] Church in Butler, Mo.," with residence at 2732 Prospect Avenue. Native of Texas coming to...

10. Ex-Slave Was a Success in Early Independence 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...

11. First Negro Cleric in Diocese First Negro Cleric in Diocese April 16, 1968 News article about Dolis Durall, Jr., 24 years old, of 2726 Grove Street, the first Negro to be made a cleric in the Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic diocese.

12. For Black Visionaries, Site Still Place of Promise For Black Visionaries, Site Still Place of Promise November 27, 2005 Nicodemus, Kansas is featured in Malcolm Garcia's "Heartland Journal" column. The town of Nicodemus was named after the work song "Wake Nicodemus" and was settled in 1877 by 350 former slaves who came...

13. Funeral Held for Mrs. May Kingsberry Funeral Held for Mrs. May Kingsberry August 17, 1957 Vertical file containing a photo and obituary for Mrs. May Bell Murry-Kingsberry, or May Kingsberry, a "septuagenarian" who "for many years" "had been a illar of strength and service in several auxiliary...

14. Funeral Services for Mrs. I.H. Henderson Sr., Today at 11 A.M. at Eighth Street Baptist Church Funeral Services for Mrs. I.H. Henderson Sr., Today at 11 A.M. at Eighth Street Baptist Church November 11, 1966 Vertical file contains a photo and obituary for Mrs. Elnora Henderson, "72, 820 Oakland avenue, Kansas City, Kas.," the "[w]ife of the Rev. I.H. Henderson Sr., pastor of Eight Street church." She was born...

15. In His Father's Footsteps In His Father's Footsteps January 23, 2008 Wallace S. Hartsfield II is taking over the pulpit from his father, Wallace S. Harsfield who is retiring as minister of the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church located at 2310 E. Linwood Boulevard in...

16. Inner Inspiration Motivates Pastor Inner Inspiration Motivates Pastor July 28, 1974 Biographical article about Reverend McKinley Dukes, “the 53-year-old pastor of the Greenwood Baptist Church” since 1951. Dukes grew up in Louisiana before coming to Kansas City in the 1940s as a pastor....

17. Installation Services to Be Held for New Minister and Wife of Second Baptist Installation Services to Be Held for New Minister and Wife of Second Baptist June 7, 1946 Obituary with photos for Reverend E. E. Chappelle, the former "pastor-elect of Second Baptist Church, 10th and Park." The pastor's residence was at 2609 Brooklyn Avenue.

18. Mass by Young Negro Priest a Mark for Catholic Diocese Mass by Young Negro Priest a Mark for Catholic Diocese July/2/1955 First Kansas Citian of his race ever to be ordained, a graduate of the University of Kansas and preacher at Saint Joseph Catholic Church.

19. Miss Frances E. Kitchen, R.N., Named Twentieth Woman of the Week Miss Frances E. Kitchen, R.N., Named Twentieth Woman of the Week July 1, 1949 Vertical file containing a photo and biographical article about Miss Frances Kitchen, "superintendent of Douglass hospital" and nurse at that institution in Kansas City, Kansas. She was active in the local...

20. Mourners Remember Kansas City Pastor Mourners Remember Kansas City Pastor June/25/2000 File containing an obituary for Reverend A. L. Johnson, Sr. (1923-2000), pastor of the "Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City" at 2801 Swope Parkway. Native of Oklahoma moving to Bonner Springs,...