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Joseph a Lastelic
Leva Hull Thomas
7th Street Trafficway
A. Porter Davis
Vertical file containing multiple articles from The Call about Dr. A. Porter Davis, an African American physician in Kansas City, Kansas. Davis was elected president of the National Medical Association...
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 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...
File contains a biographical article about Aggie Stackhaus, a 44-year-old city councilwoman and former president of the Armour Boulevard Community Development Corporation. Born in Kansas City, Kansas in...
Aireon Manufacturing Company
October 3, 1947
File containing a photo and caption about Bishop Gregg, Kansas City, Kansas "Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal church" awarded by Kenneth Royall, Secretary of the Army.
File containing photos and information on Carl Boyd, a former teacher, youth radio program host, president and founder in 1986 of the Art of Positive Teaching consulting firm, and member of the Mid-America...
Charlie Parker (Bird)
Photos, illustrations, and information on Charlie Parker (1920-1955), a world-famous Kansas City jazz musician nicknamed "Yardbird" or "Bird." Born in Kansas City, Kansas, and moving to Kansas City, Missouri,...
File contains several articles about community centers in Kansas City, some with photographs or illustrations. Those listed are the George Washington Carver Neighborhood Center for Negroes (1608 Campbell...
Dr. Jacob Block
November 17, 1923
Brief biographical sketch of physician Dr. Jacob Block, "formerly professor of genito-urinary diseases at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Rosedale [part of Kansas City, Kansas]; at one time...
E. I. Bassett
File contains a photo and article about E. I. Bassett, an African American resigning as principal of Stowe Elementary School in Kansas City, Kansas. He arrived in Kansas City in 1927.
File contains multiple articles about Captain Edward J. Dwight, Jr., the first African American receiving aerospace training as an astronaut. Dwight was from Kansas City, Kansas. He ultimately was not...
Ewing to Study for Banker Job
October 11, 1946
Vertical file with photo and biographical article about Ephraim Ewing, "former business manager of Wheatley-Provident hospital." Ewing became "cashier of the Douglass State bank which will open for business...
April 13, 1905
File contains an advertisement for a performance by prima donna soprano Florence Cole-Talbert to be held June 13, 1930 at Metropolitan Baptist Temple in Kansas City, Kansas. Includes her history as well...
File contains a photocopy of a program at the Metropolitan Baptist Temple in Kansas City, Kansas, featuring Florence Cole-Talbert, “prima donna soprano” (pictured). She sang opera around the world...
G. B. Buster
File containing a photo and article about G. B. Buster, winner of the 1954 Pageant Press book contest for his book "Brighter Sun," based on his grandfather's life as a slave. Buster was also a retired...
G. Robert Cotton
File contains one biographical article with photograph about G. Robert Cotton, “president of the Kansas Technical Institute” in Topeka, Kansas, until moving to the Virgin Islands in the 1950s. He was...
Information about the Granada Theater at 1015 Minnesota Avenue that became a venue for silent and other motion pictures, organ concerts, community events, etc., with photos.
Information about the Grinter place, or Grinter house, built in 1857 just north of the Kansas River in Kansas City, Kansas, by Moses Grinter (1809-1878) and his wife Anna Grinter (1820-1905). Illustrations...
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