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A Black Leader Offers Very Little Optimism
February 22, 1985
Biographical article about Reverend MacCharles Jones, or Rev. Mac Jones, the 35-year-old pastor of the St. Stephen Baptist Church at 1414 Truman Road. Rev. Jones was the leader at the Black Unity Retreat...
A Surprising Promised Land
Seven religious denominations have headquarters in Missouri: Assemblies of God in Springfield; Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) in Independence;...
American War Dads Convention
September 17, 1946
Barbecue, Fourth National Convention, American War Dads Association, Unity Farm, Kansas City, Missouri. President of the War Dads, O. A. Greer of Kansas City, is sitting on the right on the end.
An Interview With Jose Pedro Cedillo
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded May 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. Has printed guide to contents....
Artist's Addition Is a Tribute to Rosa Parks
January 9, 2006
Article describing artist Alexander Austin's addition of Rosa Parks images to his Martin Luther King mural at Linwood Boulevard and Troost Avenue. Austin, who also painted the mural located at 58th and...
Astronaut Visits Author of Poem Taken to Moon
James D. Freeman wrote the poem "I Am There" which Lt. Col. James B. Irwin carried with him when he walked on the moon, July 31 through Aug.2, 1971. At the time of the newspaper article, Freeman was the...
Beautiful Unity Village
Illustration and article about "the village of Unity, Mo., in Jackson County, fourteen miles southeast of Kansas City." Founded as a non-denominational religious institution in 1889 by Charles Fillmore...
Biography of Charles Ashley Smith (1878-1962), Architect
Biography of Charles Filmore (1854-1948) and Myrtle Fillmore (1845-1931), Founders, Unity Society of Practical Christianity
Biography of Jill Jackson Miller (1913-1995), Songwriter and Actress
Biography of Lamar Hunt (1932-2006), Businesman and Sports Entrepreneur
Charles Smith, Kansas City Architect
June 11, 1905
Biographical sketch of Charles Ashley Smith, or Charles Smith (1866-1948), a prominent Kansas City architect. Native of Ohio coming to Kansas City, Missouri, in 1887 as a draftsman for architect William...
Deaths: The Rev. Herbert J. Hunt
Obituary for Reverend Herbert Hunt, "86, of 12 Lakeview, Lee's Summit, dean of Bible study at the Unity School of Christianity 14 years," born in London and emigrating to Lee's Summit, Missouri, about...
Dictionary of Missouri Biography
Short biography of both Charles and Myrtle Fillmore written by Richard Cotner. The Fillmores founded the Unity School of Christianity with headquarters in the Kansas City area. Article includes citations....
Early Radio Stations
Defunct early radio stations: (1) KLDS (later became KMBC in the early 1920s), (2) KozeY-FM, (3) W9XBY (experimental station), and (4) WOQ (Unity School of Christianity, ceasing operations on February...
Envision a Laser as a Light of Unity
July 26, 2008
A group called East Meets West of Troost are promoting the idea of having a green lazer beam shoot down 18th Street and connect the 18th and Vine area with the Crossroads Art District. City Councilman...
Gospels in Glass: Stained Glass Windows in Missouri Churches
Photos and descriptions of stained glass windows and their artists and craftsmanship in various churches in Kansas City (Broadway United Methodist Church, Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Immaculate...
Hangs Out His Shingle in Kansas City: M. C. Reefer, an Ad Writer of National Reputation, to Take Up His Former Work
January 17, 1897
Portrait and biographical article about M. C. Reefer, "well known as a citizen of Kansas City several years ago, and more recently of New York," opening a new advertising office in the Ridge Building in...
Here Lies Kansas City: A Collection of Our City's Notables and Their Final Resting Places
History of the Unity School of Christianity at Unity Village in Lee's Summit and the religious institution's founders, Myrtle and Charles Fillmore, with photo.
Obituary for Mrs. Ida Palmer, a minister in the Unity Society, dying in 1956.
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