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Kansas City Monarchs
Eric L Wesson
''Praising My People''
Article examines newspaper coverage in Wichita, Kansas, during the early 1930s to show the media's response to the increasing inter-racial athletic scene. The Kansas City Monarchs are mentioned several...
A KC Legend Dies
October 7, 2006
Article reports the death of John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil, at the age of 94, on October 6, 2006. O'Neil was a baseball legend who "came to symbolize the glory of the Negro Leagues" and the richness of Kansas...
A Modest Rest
January 4-10, 2007
Article describing the final resting place of baseball great John "Buck" O'Neil, a modest grave located in Forest Hill Cemetery, near that of his old friend Leroy "Satchel" Paige. O'Neil's last will and...
A Mural for O’Neil Is Finished by Artist
December 11, 2010
Commissioned by Ollie Gates, “Alexander Austin, a local mural artist, recently completed the image of the late Buck O’Neil and other Kansas City Monarch players for the Buck O’Neil Education and...
A Promising Legacy
October 11, 2006
Article describes the vision for coverting the historic Paseo YMCA building into the John "Buck" O'Neil Education and Research Center, in honor of the Negro Leagues legend who passed away October 6, 2006....
A Special Day
July 26, 2008
A statue of Buck O'Neil was unveiled Friday, July 25, 2008, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. "The depiction is of Buck's later years, maybe his 70s. He's wearing...
Aging with Passion
Article describes the retirement activities of four Kansas City legends: Buck O'Neil, Walt Bodine, Claude "Fiddler" Williams, and Bill Grigsby.
Bearing Witness to Blackball: Buck O'Neil, the Negro Leagues, and the Politics of the Past
Article explores how Buck O'Neil has become a national icon for the Negro Leagues, giving biographical information as well as his connection to baseball. It also gives the history of the Negro league....
Biography of Hilton Smith (1912-1983), Baseball Player
Photos and information on Buck O'Neil, black chairman of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, former player and manager of the Kansas City Monarchs, and "the first African-American...
Article about Kansas City baseball Monarchs home-run hitter Buck O'Neil.
Photo and highlights of the sports career of Buck O'Neil, a former coach and player for the Kansas City Monarchs and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Buck O'Neil Education Center: A Missed Opportunity?
July 6-12, 2012
Article about the unfinished Buck O'Neil Education Center located at 18th and the Paseo in the old YMCA buliding. Although improvements have been made on the exterior of the building, interior work is...
Buck's Home to Enhance His Legacy
June 23, 2011
Restoration on Buck O'Neil's two-story home at 3049 E. 32nd Street is underway by the Bethel AME Church and the Friends of the Buck O'Neil Historic Preservation Foundation. The house has deteriorated some...
Buck's Really in the Hall Now
October 25, 2007
The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, has created a lifetime achievement award in honor of Buck O'Neil, legendary Negro Leagues baseball player. The award will be given out at a maximum...
Buck, an Eight-Page Tribute Section
October 8, 2006
A separate section devoted to Buck O'Neil that appeared in the Kansas City Star shortly after his death. The section includes numerous photographs and articles written by various sports writers at the...
City's Best 2005
September 1, 2005
Annual issue featuring the ''Best of KC'' awards selected from over 165,000 responses. Article includes full page photos of Buck O'Neil, Susan Avery, Randy Wisthoff, Gary Lezak, and Natalie Twigg.
EPA Grant Gives Boost to Museum
October 6, 2005
The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a Brownfields grant for $165,047 to help clean up the Paseo YMCA near 18th and the Paseo so it can be turned into the John "Buck" O'Neil Education and Research...
He's Been on KC's Home Team for a Long Time
September 18, 2005
Interview with Buck O'Neill.
Honoring the Monarch's Journey
June 1, 2008
Forest Hill Cemetery unveiled a new monument honoring Buck O'Neil on May 31, 2008. There is also a new Monarch's Garden at the cemetery that memorializes Negro Leagues figures who are buried at the cemetery....
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