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Biography of Julia Lee (1902-1958), Singer and Pianist
Biography of Minnie Lee Crosthwaite (1872-1963), Social Worker and Community Leader
Biography of Ada Crogman Franklin (ca. 1886 - 1983), Teacher, Actress, and Producer
Biography of Lucile H. Bluford (1911-2003), Journalist and Former Owner/Publisher of "The Call" Newspaper
Biography of Josephine Silone Yates (1859-1912), Teacher, Journalist, and Clubwoman
Biography of Hazel Browne Williams (1907-1986), Educator
Biography of John A. Jones (1867-1937), Businessman and Barber
Ramos Vertical File List
A list of the file names in the Ramos collection. This collection includes books, pamphlets, newspaper articles, and vertical files relating to the African American experience. Begun around 1920 by librarians...
KC Blues Scene Mourns Singer
December 26, 2007
Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington, local blues singer, died December 25, 2007, at the age of 76. Her death was due to complications from a stroke. "She was a founding member of the Kansas City Blues Society...and...
Interview with Marylyn Brauninger
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.
Women's Caucus Leader: '60s Activism to '70s Politics
Article about the history of the National Women's Political Caucus, started in 1971 and organized to promote women in political offices, headed by Audrey Rowe Colom, or Audrey Colom, an African American...
KCK Woman One of 32 U. S. Rhodes Scholars
Article about the second black woman ever to receive a Rhodes Scholarship, Jeanette Marie Pitts, of Kansas City Kansas, 21 years old and preparing for medical school.
The Whitley Sisters Remember: Living with Segregation in Kansas City, Missouri
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...
Kansas City's Social Season Highlights Much Grace and Charm
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...
Challenging Imperial Expectations
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...
Civil Rights Activist Anne Thomas Dies: She was the first black leader of the local YWCA
Article relating the death and life of Anne Thomas, the first black person to head the Kansas City YWCA and an original member of the Panel of American Women, a national civil rights group founded in Kansas...
Other Newspapers Discuss: Lucille Bluford Rates 'A' at Home
Biographic profile of Lucille Bluford, a prominent editor of the black newspaper "The Call" (also called the "Kansas City Call"). Born about 1914 and becoming the first black person to be admitted to the...
An Angry Advocate
May 28, 1988
Biographical article about Julia Hill, "long a leader in local civil rights campaigns" and a 65-year-old (in 1988) prominent member of the Kansas City school board. The article discusses Hill's involvements...
Biographical articles with photos about Gwendolyn Brooks, an African American poet and winner of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1917 and became famous after moving...
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