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April 11-april 171975
August 31-september 62...
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 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...
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...
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...
Deaths: The Rev. S. J. Williams
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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.
Mass by Young Negro Priest a Mark for Catholic Diocese
First Kansas Citian of his race ever to be ordained, a graduate of the University of Kansas and preacher at Saint Joseph Catholic Church.
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...
Mourners Remember Kansas City Pastor
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,...
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