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"Black Capitalism" as Negro Hope
April 30, 1968
Biographical article about Booker T. Washington and his statements from around the turn of the 20th century about "black capitalism" being re-popularized by the Richard Nixon administration in the late...
November 18, 2011
Article about a 100-year-old portrait of Bishop John J. Hogan painted by James L. Fitzgibbon.
"The cure for what ails ya"
August 15, 2012
Postcard image of and short article on the Thornton & Minor Sanitorium, 10th and Oak Street. The hospital was founded by Dr. T.W. Thornton in 1887. Eight years later, in 1885, Thorton partnered with Dr....
$1 Million Makes a Big Difference
August 15, 2007
The Black Archives of Mid-America will have a new home at a former park maintenance building at 17th Street and Woodland Avenue. The building already houses the Full Employment Council, but needs structural...
$100,000 Jump Starts Field Project
The Twelfth Street Heritage Development Corporation has received a $100,000 grant from the National Football League's Grassroots Program and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation to build a multi-purpose...
$18,000 Grant Gives Puppets Something to Sing About
December 24, 2006
Paul Mesner Puppets has received one of the nine 2007 grants to Kansas City area arts organizations from the National Endowment for the Arts. The $18,000 NEA Access to Excellence grant is for the production...
$2.5 Million Grant Benefits Northeast
January 26, 2011
The construction of a new Northeast community center is closer to reality with the help of a $2.5 million Economic Development Initiative (EDI) grant. The proposed site at 9th and Van Brunt would also...
$4 Million to Union Station
June 6, 2014
Article announces that the Hall Family Foundation has made a donation of four million dollars to Union Station to assist with planned improvements to this historic site. Union Station chief executive officer,...
$5 Million Grant Is for New Bridge: Clinton Administration Will Alot Funds to Help Build Structure Near Chouteau
News of the federal funding to assist in the construction of a new or repaired Chouteau Bridge, crossing the Missouri River between I-435 and I-35.
$6.88 Million in Urban Grants Made
December 19, 2012
Article provides details concerning a series of grants awarded to urban redevelopment projects by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. Julie Porter, Executive Director of LISC, is interviewed and...
''A Stitch in Time'' Premieres Friday
May 10, 2006
The story of dress manufacturer Nell Donnelly Reed is captured in a new book and documentary film produced by her great great nephew Terence Michael O'Malley. The film is entitled "Nelly Don: A Stitch...
''I Loved Every Minute of Being a Senator''
August 1, 2004
Article reporting the death of Missouri Senator Harry Wiggins at age 71. Wiggins' political career spanned 28 years in the state Senate, where he represented a large portion of Kansas City, Missouri.
''Precious Doe'' (Erica Green) Murder Case
A collection of photocopied newspaper articles pertaining to the murder of Erica Michelle Maria Green, a child previously known only as "Precious Doe." Erica Green's unidentified, decapitated body was...
''When You Come to Kansas City'' Is Our Winning Tune
January 8, 2011
Article about The Kansas City Star’s contest to find the best original song about Kansas City. The clear winner was Andy DeWitt’s “When You Come to Kansas City.” DeWitt has performed with local...
''Your Presence Is Not Requested''
December 21, 2005
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed immigration legislation that would make illegal US presence a crime rather than a civil offense. If it becomes a law, it would affect most Latino adults...
'...Know This Church Was Loved'
June 22, 2011
The Melrose United Methodist Church located at 200 N. Bales in Kansas City closed its doors after 123 years. The church was built in 1926 when attendance was at more than 650, but as of recently the numbers...
'70 Slaying of Politician a Mob Hit?
October 31, 2010
Article about the re-opened Leon Jordan murder case that ties the murder to the Mafia. New evidence implicates a "low-profile mob associate known on the street as 'Shotgun Joe' [Joe Centimano]." Centimano...
'A Family Doomed To Die'
May 8, 2005
The tragic story of America's first superstar horse owners, William (Billy) and Ann Woodward, is told in this article. Their prize winning horse was named Nashua. Mrs. Woodward was the former Angie later...
'Accidental' Lawyer Surprised by Top N. A. A. C. P. Post
Photo and biographical article about Margaret Bush Wilson, or Margaret Wilson, a 55-year-old black lawyer of Saint Louis "bec[oming] the first black woman elected board chairman of the National Association...
'An Altar, a Tribute to Liberty'
September 13, 2008
Dedication of a newly constructed overlook of the Quindaro ruins in Wyandotte County took place September 13, 2008. "In the mid-1800s, the Quindaro Ruins site was an abolitionist community in Kansas that...
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