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1. Beyond a Calling Beyond a Calling September 2001 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...

2. Brown Delivers... Brown Delivers... January//2003 Story of the Lady of Freedom statue designed by Eddie Dixon and soon to stand on the James Street property of the United Parcel Service in Kansas City, Kansas. Anita Dixon had the vision for The Lady of...

3. Challenging Imperial Expectations Challenging Imperial Expectations Winter 2013 Article on the role of female homesteaders in the West, featuring a case study of Kansas settlers in Graham County, Kansas. At the height of westward expansion in the late 19th century, lawmakers struggled...

4. History of the [Old Folks and Orphans'] Home History of the [Old Folks and Orphans'] Home March 1900 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...

5. Interview with Marylyn Brauninger Interview with Marylyn Brauninger June//1985 Article about Marylyn Brauninger, the first female and first black female promoted within the Kansas City Police Department, also the only female unit commander and former English teacher.

6. Kansas City's Social Season Highlights Much Grace and Charm Kansas City's Social Season Highlights Much Grace and Charm April, 1950 Article briefly traces the history of African American social life and status in Kansas City. Mentions the Ivanhoe Club and the Beau Brummels as early social groups. In Kansas City, Kansas, the Trouveur...

7. Kansas Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, 1900-1930 Kansas Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, 1900-1930 Spring 1986 Photos and article about the State Federation of Women's Art Clubs in Kansas, founded in 1900 in Topeka by women from 10 different African American women's clubs. The federation was expanded in scope and...

8. Law Legacy Law Legacy December-January//1982-1983 Photos and biographical article about Leona Pouncey Thurman, or Leona Thurman, "the first Black woman to practice law in Kansas City," starting as a legal secretary in the Pouncey Building (later owned...

9. Players: Targeting the Notables and Quotables of Kansas City Players: Targeting the Notables and Quotables of Kansas City May//1998 Photo and biographical article about Mamie Hughes, "'a long-time visible supporter for the African-American community, an advocate for the elderly in Kansas City and a comiited resident of our urban core,'"...

10. Songbird: Kansas City's Own Grammy-Nominated Oleta Adams Sings for Love Not Fortune or Fame Songbird: Kansas City's Own Grammy-Nominated Oleta Adams Sings for Love Not Fortune or Fame March-April//1997 Interview of Kansas Citian "jazz, blues, and gospel" singer Oleta Adams, a black woman nominated for a Grammy Award for one of her recent albums, with photos.

11. The Whitley Sisters Remember: Living with Segregation in Kansas City, Missouri The Whitley Sisters Remember: Living with Segregation in Kansas City, Missouri Autumn//1999 Article about the Whitley sisters, a representative group of black women experiencing racial segregation in Kansas City during the "Great Migration" of blacks to northern industrial cities in the 1920s...

12. Truth in Black Ink: How Lucile Bluford Heard the Call and Penned Her Way Towards Black Feminist Activism Truth in Black Ink: How Lucile Bluford Heard the Call and Penned Her Way Towards Black Feminist Activism Autumn 2006 This article compares local African American journalist Lucile Bluford with Ida B. Wells-Barnett, an earlier African American woman writer and activist from Memphis, Tennessee and later Chicago, Illinois....

13. Women in Industry: Working Women in Missouri and Alabama Women in Industry: Working Women in Missouri and Alabama February//1923 Review of "preliminary reports on investigations dealing with working women, made in Missouri and Alabama in 1922" by the Women's Bureau of the United States Labor Department, recording types of jobs worked...

14. Yours for the Race: The Life and Work of Josephine Silone Yates Yours for the Race: The Life and Work of Josephine Silone Yates January//1996 Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about Josephine Silone Yates, or Josephine Yates (1859-1912), "a longtime teacher at Jefferson City's Lincoln Institute and a writer whose passionate pleas...