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Fred L Lee
"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...
November 18, 2011
Article about a 100-year-old portrait of Bishop John J. Hogan painted by James L. Fitzgibbon.
$1 Million Makes a Big Difference
August 15, 2007
The Black Archives of Mid-America will have a new home at a former park maintenance building at 17th Street and Woodland Avenue. The building already houses the Full Employment Council, but needs structural...
''I Loved Every Minute of Being a Senator''
August 1, 2004
Article reporting the death of Missouri Senator Harry Wiggins at age 71. Wiggins' political career spanned 28 years in the state Senate, where he represented a large portion of Kansas City, Missouri.
'A Family Doomed To Die'
May 8, 2005
The tragic story of America's first superstar horse owners, William (Billy) and Ann Woodward, is told in this article. Their prize winning horse was named Nashua. Mrs. Woodward was the former Angie later...
'An Altar, a Tribute to Liberty'
September 13, 2008
Dedication of a newly constructed overlook of the Quindaro ruins in Wyandotte County took place September 13, 2008. "In the mid-1800s, the Quindaro Ruins site was an abolitionist community in Kansas that...
October 18, 2003
Architectural firm CDFM2 recently received a 2003 Business in the Arts Award from the Business Committee for the Arts Inc. and Forbes Magazine. They received the "Innovation Award" for their role in developing...
'Bleeding Kansas' Recalled
April 1, 2004
To help people remember and learn about the era known as Bleeding Kansas," lawmakers in Washington have proposed creating a national heritage area involving two dozen Kansas counties." The legislation,...
'Buffalo Soldiers': Seeking a Niche in History
File containing a photo, illustration, and biographical article about Albert Bly, "a former trooper and officer of the Tenth U. S. Cavalry" and a 57-year-old black military historian, residing at 2602...
'Capote' Puts the Wraps on a Local Artwork
March 10, 2006
This column of Mike Hendricks features a portrait of Jesus Christ done by Perry Smith while in Lansing Prison and before the Clutter Family murders, later portrayed in Truman Capote's book In Cold Blood....
'Casey' Jones, Ex-KC Times Editor, Dies of Cancer
Photo and obituary for Donald Jones, or Casey Jones, "a former summer intern reporter who rose to be city editor and then national editor of 'The Kansas City Times,'" dying at the age of 73 in 2000. Description...
'Charm of Ageless Elegance'
July 3, 2005
Photos of houses and description of Country Club Heights, south of the Country Club Plaza and north of Brookside. Houses featured in photos with current selling prices include 634 W. 59th Terrace; 630...
'Conventional' Kansas City
January 6, 1980
Following the 1976 Republican Convention, Kansas City has "gone after the convention business with a gusto befitting the diversity of the community". Article describes attractions of the metropolitan area....
'Curse of Covenant' Persists
February 13, 2005
Restrictive housing rules written years ago in covenants in home owners association documents, are still in writing. "Although many Kansas City area residents are not even aware of them, more than 1,200...
'Dying,' He Led a Kansas Faith
Photo and biographical article about Reverend Samuel Irvin, a missionary born about 1812 and moving in with Kansas Indians near Fort Leavenworth, Kansas about 1837, co-founding the town of Highland, Kansas,...
July 16, 2011
Author of the mystery-fantasy series called "The Dresden Files," Jim Butcher began publishing the popular series in 2000. "Twice he has reached the Top 5 on the New York Times best-seller list." His newest...
'Good Life' Is Hidden Jewel Downtown
April 21, 2004
This article focuses on one of Kansas City's less visible fountains called "The Fountain of Good Life". It was designed by George Tsutakawa. According to a quote in the article, he "became the preeminent...
'He Was a Great Mentor and Tutor'
January 2, 2006
Article describing the life of G. Lawrence Blankinship, Sr., who died at age 92 on December 28, 2005. Blankinship was one of the first African American members of the Kansas City City Council, and was...
'Humanbeing': Artist Uses Text and Images to Relate the Spirit of American Indian Culture
Photos and biographical article about David Hunt, a 43-year-old art teacher at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School and artist with a warehouse studio next to Lidia's restaurant on Baltimore Avenue, specializing...
'I Have to Be Both of Us': Roberta Lord Is Completing the Artworks on Which She Collaborated with Her Late Husband, Dale Eldred
Photo and biographical article about Roberta Lord, an engineer and sculptor working on the completion of her late husband Dale Eldred's sculptures, residing next to the Kansas City Art Institute.
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