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1. "Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker "Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker 2011 Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....

2. 'Mother of Youth Court' Dies 'Mother of Youth Court' Dies July 4, 2005 Kansas City humanitarian Mildred Watson served as the first female commissioner in the juvenile division of the Jackson County Circuit Court and was referred to as "the mother of youth court". She died...

3. An Interview With Judge Lewis Clymer An Interview With Judge Lewis Clymer 1976-08-24 Interviewer: Milton Smith. Interview recorded August 24, 1976. 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...

4. 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...

5. Blunt Appoints Wimes to 16th Circuit Court Blunt Appoints Wimes to 16th Circuit Court July 13-19, 2007 Governor Matt Blunt has appointed Brian Curtis Wimes as the new Jackson County Circuit Judge in the 16th Circuit Court, succeeding retired judge John R. Gray. Wimes, 41, has served as Jackson County Drug...

6. Charles M. Mason to Constable Post Charles M. Mason to Constable Post November 30, 1956 File containing an article and photo about Charles Mason, "the first Negro deputy constable to serve in the Jackson county courthouse," appointed by Judge Bernard Gnefkow (also listed alternately here...

7. Jackson County Bench Loses a Veteran Jackson County Bench Loses a Veteran April 20, 2007 Jon R. Gray is Jackson County's only African American circuit judge and has served for more than 20 years. Gray, age 55, says "he wants to be more active in community and national issues." The article...

8. Judge is Found Dead in His Home Judge is Found Dead in His Home June 29, 2006 Judge Cordell D. Meeks, Jr., who served on the Wyandotte County District Court was found dead on June 28, 2006. His father, Cordell D. Meeks, Sr., was the first African-American District court judge in...

9. Judicial Pioneer Dies at Age 90 Judicial Pioneer Dies at Age 90 August/16/2001 Photo and obituary for Judge Lewis Clymer, "the first black man to be appointed to the Jackson County Circuit Court" dying at the age of 90 in 2001. Born in Neosho, Missouri in 1910 and coming to Kansas...

10. New Circuit Judge Worked as a Janitor Just Seven Years Ago: Appointment to Bench Brought Pleasant Shocks New Circuit Judge Worked as a Janitor Just Seven Years Ago: Appointment to Bench Brought Pleasant Shocks to Theodore McMillian, First Negro to Hold Such Post in Missouri March/22/1956 Story of the rise and fall of Theodore McMillian, Missouri's first black circuit judge, from graduating first in his law school class to working as a janitor before being appointed judge.

11. New Judge Takes Bench New Judge Takes Bench June 26, 1953 Vertical file contains a photo and caption about Judge A.B. Howard, "new judge of the city court of Kansas City, Kas." He was "the first Negro to ever hold a judicial position in Kansas City, Kas."

12. The Hughes Affair The Hughes Affair November 1979 Photos and biographical article about Judge Leonard Hughes, Jr., an African American "presiding judge of the municipal court" in Kansas City, "under fire from more than a few people" for unconventional...