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Riots and Disturbances
John H Johnson
"Black Capitalism" as Negro Hope
April 30, 1968
Biographical article about Booker T. Washington and his statements from around the turn of the 20th century about "black capitalism" being re-popularized by the Richard Nixon administration in the late...
''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...
1,000 Negro Citizens Proud of Their Clean, Attractive City; Race Relations Good
Photos and article about the business and social conditions in the town of Chanute, Kansas, located "approximately midway between Kansas City, Mo. and Tulsa, Okla." Profiled are "three major business enterprises...
31st and Prospect Six Months Later: A Special Report on How Things Stand after April's Riots
Interviews of residents of the 31st Street and Prospect Avenue neighborhood with commentary about the aftermath of the 1968 race riots in that area and in Kansas City in general, with photos and first-hand...
A City Awakened: The Kansas City Race Riot of 1968
Article about the race riot in Kansas City touched off by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A City divided: the racial landscape of Kansas City, 1900-1960
October 1, 2003
Review of Sherry Lamb Schirmer's book.
A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas City, 1900-1960
Section of the book which describes late 19th century and early 20th century African American housing sections of the city. These include Hell's Half Acre, Church Hill, Belvidere Hollow, and the Vine Street...
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 Horrible Blot on the Name of Kansas
Article about the history of anti-slavery tradition in Kansas and an exceptional event occurring to the author's black friend, resulting in his death by burning in "one of the larger cities in Kansas."...
A Public Burning: Race, Sex, and the Lynching of Fred Alexander
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.
A Response To a Challenge: Arthur Wesley Pollard
A 14 page typewritten paper with bibliography. "Arthur Wesley Pollard, a prominent philanthropist and civic leader of the Black community initiated an ingenious program that met with a great measure of...
A Study of the Effects of Negro Invasion on Real Estate Values
Article about the "attempt to determine effects, if any, of the invasion of Negroes on real estate values in a selected area of Kansas City, Missouri."
A Tale of Two Cities: The Kansas City Riot Could Have Been Averted
Article pointing out several details in the April 1968 race riots about police department behavior leading to inflammation of the rioting rather than restoring order, including treating all black people...
A True Learning Exchange
Article describing the cooperative project between UMKC and the University of the Western Cape, in South Africa, for exchange of ideas, especially regarding rights for black people, using such methods...
File containing photos and information on Alvin Brooks, "director of Kansas City's Human Relations Department" and founder of the Ad Hoc Committee Against Crime in Kansas City in 1977. Born about 1920...
An Interview With Dave Knuti
Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded October 8, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide...
An Interview With Ruby Jackson
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded March 17, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed...
Answers Sought by Citizens
Report about five people killed in gun battle with police at 30th and Prospect Avenues.
Appointed Thorn: Alvin Brooks, as Human Relations Director, Is the Man Who Pricks the City's Social Conscience
File contains a biographical article about Alvin Brooks, the Human Relations Director for the city government of Kansas City, Missouri, president of the Ad Hoc Group against Crime. Description of parallels...
Biography of Girard Bryant (1905-1993), Educator and Community Leader
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