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Begins New Job in Prosecutor's Office
January 31, 1947
Vertical file with photo and caption about Erylene Bryant, "the first Negro [sic] to serve in a clerical capacity in the courthouse in recent years." Bryant began "as secretary-stenographer in the Jackson...
Beyond a Calling
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...
Biography of Ada Crogman Franklin (ca. 1886 - 1983), Teacher, Actress, and Producer
Biography of Hazel Browne Williams (1907-1986), Educator
Biography of John A. Jones (1867-1937), Businessman and Barber
Biography of Josephine Silone Yates (1859-1912), Teacher, Journalist, and Clubwoman
Biography of Julia Lee (1902-1958), Singer and Pianist
Biography of Lucile H. Bluford (1911-2003), Journalist and Former Owner/Publisher of "The Call" Newspaper
Biography of Minnie Lee Crosthwaite (1872-1963), Social Worker and Community Leader
Black Hair: Much More Than Just a "Look"
Discusses the history of and rituals associated with black women's hair.
This book contains one page personal accounts of the lives of numerous women from the Kansas City metro area, as well as their photograph. Includes artist and poet Bonnie Tolson.
Booker T. Washington Letter
May 1, 1908
Letter addressed to Mr. Joseph H. Crooker, 820 South Street, Roslindale, Boston, Massachusetts, from Booker T. Washington, The Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute for the training of Colored Young...
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...
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...
Chorus of Praise Rises for Unsung Hero
File containing a photo and biographical article about Florastine Burr, "one of five national winners of the 2000 Kraft/NAACP Community Service Award." Born in Oklahoma about 1922 and coming to Kansas...
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...
Consultant Honored as Minority Advocate: Inez Kaiser Started PR Firm after Leaving KC Teaching Job
November 27, 1997
File containing a photo and biographical article about Inez Yeargan Kaiser, or Inez Kaiser, founder of her own public relations and advertising company in New York City after retiring as a teacher of the...
Early Local African American Educators
The significance to Kansas City schools of African Americans R.T. Coles or Richard T. Coles, G.N. Grisham, and W.W. Yates is detailed in this book. Coles placed significance on the manual arts for the...
Edna E. Perry
This book contains one page personal accounts of the lives of numerous women from the Kansas City metro area, as well as their photograph. Includes Edna E. Perry, owner/founder of Edna E. Perry Real Estate...
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