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1. 'Unsung hero' of Civil Rights Dies 'Unsung hero' of Civil Rights Dies August 23, 2010 Article about John M. Swomley who died August 16, 2010, at the age of 95. Swomley was a professor of Christian ethics at Saint Paul School of Theology from 1960 to 1984. He was a pacifist and a close associate...

2. 5,000 Miles to the Sneaker 5,000 Miles to the Sneaker November/2/1975 Photos and biographical article about E. John Coonjohn, a prominent "Kansas City jogger" expecting "to set the world record for miles jogged in a year: 5,000-plus," by day a 51-year-old civil rights investigator...

3. A Chronicle of Freedom A Chronicle of Freedom February 19, 2012 In-depth interview of Emiel Cleaver, son of U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II and former KC mayor. His film, called "Freedom Is Now," is about "Kansas City's oldest and most powerful African-American political...

4. A Civil Rights Champion Steps Down A Civil Rights Champion Steps Down January 2, 2013 Article announces that Kansas City civil rights pioneer Julia Hill has stepped down as an executive board member of the local branch of the NAACP. Hill served as the organization's president from 1971...

5. A Gold Mine A Gold Mine January 15-21, 2004 Article describes a local civil rights tour proposed by Kansas Citian Anita Dixon. The tour includes a stop at the Green Duck Lounge, where African American activist, and founder of Freedom Incorporated,...

6. A Pioneer in Civil Rights: Esther Brown and the South Park Desegregation Case of 1948 A Pioneer in Civil Rights: Esther Brown and the South Park Desegregation Case of 1948 Winter//1995-1996 Comprehensive article about Esther Swirk Brown, or Esther Brown (1917-1970), "a white Jewish woman from Kansas City," describing her late 1940s desegregation efforts, including helping to "combat segregation...

7. A Positive Power Force A Positive Power Force April 29, 2013 Profile on Inez Kaiser, a Kansas City civil rights activist known for her work in promoting the role of African-American women in business and community service. In the 1950s, Kaiser began her career as...

8. A Public Burning: Race, Sex, and the Lynching of Fred Alexander A Public Burning: Race, Sex, and the Lynching of Fred Alexander Summer 2010 Article discusses the lynching of Fred Alexander in Leavenworth, Kansas, on January 15, 1901, and the part played by the newspapers in the coverage of the events leading up to the lynching.

9. Acting in Good Faith: Father Norman Rotert Acting in Good Faith: Father Norman Rotert July//1985 Photo and biographical article about Reverend Norman Rotert, a "55-year-old priest" at Saint Peter's Catholic Church in Kansas City. Raised in Montrose, Missouri and coming here about 1944 before becoming...

10. Activist Florynce Kennedy, 84, Dies Activist Florynce Kennedy, 84, Dies December 24, 2000 Photo and obituary article about Florynce Rae Kennedy, or Florynce Kennedy (1916-2000), a female African American lawyer and "a Kansas City native who fought for civil rights and feminism with trademark...

11. Advocate Harold Holliday Dies at 62 Advocate Harold Holliday Dies at 62 November 20, 2005 Obituary for Harold "Doc" Holliday, Jr., "the first African-American to graduate from the University of Missouri School of Law and a former member of the Jackson County legislature." Holliday was also...

12. Alvin Sykes Sets the Record Straight Alvin Sykes Sets the Record Straight January 17-23, 2014 Interview with Kansas City-based civil rights activist Alvin Sykes. Sykes' career as an activist is discussed. His background and the factors that drove him to make activism his life's work are also summarized....

13. An Angry Advocate 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...

14. An Annotated Bibliography of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement (With Emphasis on Publications from 1980 An Annotated Bibliography of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement (With Emphasis on Publications from 1980 to the Present) 2002 Author states this bibliography grew out of teaching courses at Morgan State University on U.S. history, including a course on the civil rights movement. The bibliography is divided into Anthologies/Reference...

15. An Interview With Elida Cardenas An Interview With Elida Cardenas 1978-07-28 Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded July 28, 1978. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....

16. An Interview With Emanuel Cleaver An Interview With Emanuel Cleaver 1975-11-18 Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded November 18, 1975 at St. James United Methodist Church. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc;...

17. An Interview With Ester Gonzalez An Interview With Ester Gonzalez 1981-07-27 Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded July 27, 1981. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. No typed guide to contents....

18. An Interview With Harold Holliday An Interview With Harold Holliday 1976-09-17 Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded September 17, 1976. 4 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 4 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed...

19. An Interview With Magdalena Rodriguez An Interview With Magdalena Rodriguez 1978-04-20 Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded April 20, 1978. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3.4 in. Has typed list of contents....

20. An Interview With Richard Bolling An Interview With Richard Bolling 1976-10-01 Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III . Interview recorded October 1, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed...