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''Can Basketball Survive Chamberlain?''
Article describing Wilt Chamberlain's years in Lawrence, Kansas and his relationship with the University of Kansas. Includes a description of Forrest C. ''Phog'' Allen's recruiting of Chamberlain as a...
'Separate but Equal' Again?
Photo and article about the "court-ordered desegregation" in the Kansas City School District, handed down by Judge Russell Clark in 1986 and involving costly amenities at the inner city schools to attract...
A Battle of Yesterday--Integrating Missou
Article about the desegregation of the University of Missouri, starting with Lloyd Gaines, a black student at Lincoln University near Missouri University in 1933, involved in a federal Supreme Court case...
A Good Guy Leaving a Tough Job
Interview with editorial commentary about George Garcia, superintendent of the Kansas City School District from 1987 to about 1990, discussing the scrutiny over the implementation of "a court-ordered desegregation...
A Pioneer in Civil Rights: Esther Brown and the South Park Desegregation Case of 1948
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...
A School That Once Was
Author describes his experiences as a student at Southwest High School, located at 65th and Wornall. Article includes a description of an "unwritten caste system" that existed in the school's first four...
Article about the widespread disapproval of the desegregation plan of the Kansas City School District, or Kansas City, Missouri School District (KCMSD), due to high costs, ineffective results, and perceived...
An Angry Advocate: Outspoken School Board Member Julia Hill Disrupts with a Purpose
File containing a biographical article about Julia Hill, a 65-year-old "black board member" of the Kansas City School District growing up "near 28th Street and Highland Avenue" and becoming a community...
An Annotated Bibliography of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement (With Emphasis on Publications from 1980 to the Present)
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...
An Interview With Emanuel Cleaver
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;...
An Interview With Isaac Gardner, Jr.
Interviewer: Ella Pruitt. Interview recorded February 16, 1976. 1 sound cassette (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 guide to...
An Interview With Ladislao Lopez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded June 27, 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 a typed guide to contents....
Biography of Agapito Mendoza (1946-2003), Educator and Activist
Biography of Esther Swirk Brown (1917-1970), Civil Rights Activist
Biography of Phillip Curls (1942-2007), Legislator and Political Activist
Biography of Samuel U. Rodgers (1917-1999), Physician
Children Left Behind
May 22-28, 2003
Article describes the recent history, and 2003 proceedings, of the Kansas City, Missouri school desegregation case.
Civil-Rights Leader Nutter Dies at 97
February 12, 2004
Instrumental in the 1949 ruling desegregating Merriam's schools, Corinthian Nutter, a civil-rights pioneer, died February 11, 2004. The article reviews her role in the Webb v. School District 90 as well...
Clark Remembered as Courageous Judge
April 19, 2003
Article reviewing the life and ruling of desegregation for Kansas City Public Schools by U.S. District Judge Russell G. Glark. On Sept. 17, 1984, Clark declared that the district's "discriminatory and...
Classmates Remember White Flight
October 13, 2013
Article records details of a reunion of former students who attended the Sanford B. Ladd School from 1950 - 1957. Attendees are interviewed and describe how the school was changed following the desegregation...
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