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Kimberly R Riley
Nancy J Hulston
Nathan B Young
A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas City, 1900-1960
Section of the book which describes late 19th century and early 20th century African American housing sections of the city. These include Hell's Half Acre, Church Hill, Belvidere Hollow, and the Vine Street...
About Town: Remember James Crews?
Arthur W. Lawson Is Killed: Cab Firm Head Hit by Truck
September 9, 1953
Vertical file containing a photo and obituary for Arthur Lawson, "53, president of the Consolidated Cab company," who was "fatally injured" when "struck by a truck." Lawson was born in Bunceton, Missouri...
Bill Hayden to Downtown Law Office
File containing a biographical article about William Hayden, a black Kansas City lawyer with offices "at the Traders National bank building at 12th and Grand" and formerly at 1825 A Vine Street and 1509...
Biography of Homer B. Roberts (1888-1952), Automobile Dealer
Biography of John Edward Perry (1870-1962), Physician
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...
Dr. John Edward Perry
File containing a photo and information on Dr. John Edward Perry, or J. Edward Perry (1870-1962), a pioneer African American physician in Kansas City. Native of Texas coming here in 1903 as builder of...
Early African American Ministers
Three ministers are listed in the book as early forces in the pre-World War I African American community in Kansas City. They include: Samuel William Bacote, pastor of the Second Baptist Church; T.H. Ewing...
Early African American Religious Leaders In Kansas City
Under the heading of "Religious Leadership" in Chapter 3 is mentioned the following men: Samuel Bacote (Second Baptist); James Hurse (St. Stephen's); T.H. Ewing (Vine Street) and D. A. Holmes (Vine Street)....
Ex-Slave Claims She Is Oldest Nebraskan
August 17, 1956
Biographical article about “Mrs. Emma Davis of 2001 Vine Street,” who claimed to be “the oldest living citizen of Nebraska” at the age of 109 in 1956, “having moved to Lincoln in 1947.” Davis...
George Brown, Jr.
File contains photos and an obituary for George Brown, Jr., a 30-year-old African American Colorado state legislator. He was a native Kansan and former resident of Kansas City, Missouri, at 1870 Vine Street....
Great K. C. Jazz Area to Be Revived
Article about the redevelopment project of the 18th & Vine District by the Black Economic Union and the 18th & Vine Commercial Revitalizatoin Committee.
History of the [Old Folks and Orphans'] Home
Photocopy of a magazine article with photos and history of the Old Folks and Orphans' Home "established in December 1889, in a rented building for the purpose of providing food and shelter for aged and...
Homer Roberts and Reuben Street
Book excerpt about Homer Roberts and Reuben and Ella Street, early black businesspeople of Kansas City. Roberts was "one of the first African American car salesmen in the country" and Reuben Street was...
December 17, 1953
The first black to be regularly employed by the Kansas City post offices was James Crews. The post office station at 1825 Vine Street was named for him. Also from the Kansas City Star, August 27, 1953,...
Kansas City's Vine Street
This chapter is a "study of the special urban sites of black city-dwellers in Deep Deuce, as Oklahoma City's East Second Street was known, and Vine Street, black Kanas City's main stem (more specifically,...
December 9-16, 1966
Two biographical articles (one with a photo) about Lawrence Blankinship, a candidate for the Kansas City Council in 1966 (to replace Bruce Watkins) and proprietor of Blankinship Distributers at 1900 Vine...
Neglected No Longer
August 6, 2009
Profile of local artist Lonnie Powell and his newest exhibition at the Vine Street Studio titled "Previously Neglected Aspects." Powell is a graduate of Lincoln University in Jefferson City. He currently...
Physician Dies at 44 of Stroke
March 16, 1952
Vertical file contains photo and obituary for Dr. John Arthur Hibbler, or John Hibbler, "prominent physician and surgeon" of Kansas City. He was born in Arkansas in 1911 and graduated from college there...
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