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Jane F Flynn
John H Johnson
[The black press]
A 13 page photocopied typescript of a transcript of a speech given by the author at an unidentified event.
Ada & Chester Franklin
File containing photos and a biographical articles about Ada Crogman Franklin, or Ada Franklin (ca. 1886-1983) and her husband Chester Arthur Franklin, or Chester Franklin (1880-1955), founding owners...
An Interview With Chee Chee Williams
Interviewer: Milton Smith. Interview recorded February 29, 1976. 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 Eddie Reese
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded October 7, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; ditigal; 4 3/4 in. Has printed...
Beyond a Calling
Photos and biographical article about Lucile Bluford, 90-year-old African American "editor and part owner of 'The Kansas City Call' newspaper" since 1955. Native of North Carolina raised partly in Kansas...
Biography of Ada Crogman Franklin (ca. 1886 - 1983), Teacher, Actress, and Producer
Biography of Josephine Silone Yates (1859-1912), Teacher, Journalist, and Clubwoman
Biography of Lucile H. Bluford (1911-2003), Journalist and Former Owner/Publisher of "The Call" Newspaper
Biography of Roy Wilkins (1901-1981), Journalist and Civil Rights Leader
November 25, 1966-August 19, 1968
Articles from the "Kansas City Call," dating from November 25, 1966 to August 19, 1968, about the Black Power movement in the Kansas City area. The movement (also called here a "concept") is described...
Carrying on Legacy of Lucile Bluford
February 6, 2004
Article describes the link between the careers of Vernon Jarrett and Lucile Bluford. Jarrett, a pioneering African American journalist, was inspired by Lucile Bluford's work at the Kansas City Call after...
Chester A. Franklin and Harry S. Truman: An African-American Conservative and the "Conversion" of the Future President
Extensive article about the influence of Chester Franklin (1880-1955), "the African-American publisher of 'The Call,' a black Kansas City newspaper," starting in 1919, on future president Harry Truman...
Chester Arthur Franklin, 1880-1955
A 7 page photocopied transcript of a speech given on May 5, 1968 at the dedication of the Chester A. Franklin Elementary School.
Dowdal H. Davis, Jr. (1913-1957): Journalist, Businessman, Activist
File containing photos and a biographical article about Dowdal Henry Davis, Jr. (1913-1957), a former Kansas City businessman and president of "the Kansas City 'Call' newspaper." Native of Independence,...
Felix Payne and William Thompkins
Book excerpt about Felix Payne, founder and publisher of the Kansas City American newspaper during its run from 1928 to 1941. Payne was a native of Marshall, Missouri coming to Kansas City around 1900...
Journalism: Black Journalism Mugged in Missouri Say Police Reluctant to Help Out
Article about the mugging of four black journalists in the Westport district of Kansas City, attending "the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) convention" and only "grudgingly offered help"...
Kansas City Call
File contains Information about Lucile Bluford (born about 1914), the editor and publisher of the Kansas City Call newpaper starting in 1955 after graduating from the University of Kansas with a degreee...
Kansas City Crossroads: A Powerful Voice
Illustration and article about the history of the Kansas City Call, established in 1919 as the "city's weekly newspaper" and prominent voice of the black community. Description of its founder Chester Franklin,...
Kansas City Women of Independent Minds
Photo and bio of Ada Crogman Franklin, or Ada Franklin (~1886-1983), publisher and writer for the Kansas City Call newspaper for the local African American community, and the wife of the paper's founder,...
Lena Rivers Smith: Two Decades on the Kansas City News Front
File containing photos, illustration, and a biographical article about Lena Rivers Smith, or Lena Smith, "the distaff member of the WDAF-TV news team." Raised in Kansas City becoming an editor with the...
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