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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...
Kansas Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, 1900-1930
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...
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...
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.
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...
Lawyer Hopes 'Firsts' Aren't 'Lasts' for Blacks
February 15, 1975
File containing a photo and biographical article about Mrs. Leona Pouncey Thurman, or Leona Thurman, "the first black woman to be admitted to the bar in Jackson County and to practice the profession in...
Interior view, which incudes Lucile Bluford in the center, Kansas City Library Board member Olivia Dorsey on the left and Stacy Daniels on the right. Includes bust of Miss Bluford behind the women. Taken...
Mamie Hughes Still Has No Time for Nonsense: Woman of the Year Has Never Tired of Doing for Others
File containing photos and a biographical article about Mamie Hughes Rodgers, "69, known professionally as Mamie Hughes," a "longtime activist in politics and civil rights" honored in 1998 "as Woman of...
Miscellaneous Health Related View
Interior view of a group of women seated around a desk, location not given but possibly at General Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. The women are unidentified and written on the back of the photograph:...
Miss Elsie M. Mountain to Head Council
January 27, 1939
File containing an article about Miss Elsie Mountain, "executive secretary of the Paseo branch Y.W.C.A." being elected "president of the Kansas City council of the National Negro congress." Other officers...
File has information on suffrage, or the right to vote, before 1920 (not including women) and after 1920 (including women), disenfrachisement of Confederate sympathizers, black suffrage, and general qualifications...
Mrs. Corline Eagleson Honored upon Retirement from Social Work
November 7, 1952
Vertical file with photo and biographical article about Corinne Eagleson, of 2454 West Paseo Boulevard, a "casework supervisor at the Jackson County Welfare Office, 1907 Grand Ave." Eagleson started out...
Mrs. Marvin Luciano, Clubwoman, Named Sixth Woman of the Week
March 4, 1949
File containing a biographical article, with photographic portrait, of Mrs. Marvin Luciano, president of the Kansas City Association of Colored Women, "which is the local branch of the national organization,...
Mrs. Princess Crouch Chooses Nursing Career at Age of Nine
May 20, 1949
Vertical file with photo and biographical article about Mrs. Princess Crouch, "superintendent of nurses at Wheatley Provident hospital" for more than 20 years in 1949. Crouch was a native of Texas and...
Mrs. V. Hardee Middlebrooks, "Y" Director, Chosen Woman of the Week
March 25, 1949
File containing an article and photo about Mrs. Velma Hardee Middlebrooks, or Velma Middlebrooks, "executive director of the Yates branch Y.M.C.A." in Kansas City, Kansas. Middlebrooks came to Kansas City...
Muna Gets Her Day
September 17, 2008
Olympic sprinter Muna Lee was once a student at Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri. She recently returned to visit the school. Mayor Mark Funkhouser proclaimed Sept. 16 as "Muna Lee Day" in the...
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 singer and actress Myra Taylor.
Nannie H. Burroughs
One-sided card with photograph of "Nannie H. Burroughs, Founder of the Training School for Women and Girls."
The card does not indicate whether the "Training School for Women and Girls" was in...
Official Manual: State of Missouri, 1989-1990
File containing a photo and biographical sketch of Mary Groves Bland, or Mary Bland, a black Missouri state representative and native Kansas Citian residing at 6135 Indiana Avenue in Kansas City.
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...
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