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AC40 William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1953-ca. 1964 [Bulk: 1960-1964]
The William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection contains images of African American life and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan area created by photographer William L. Fambrough, Sr., ca....
AC53 Watkins Family Collection Finding Aid
The Watkins Family Collection includes documents, photographs, and artifacts related to Theron B. Watkins, Olivia Watkins Shaw, Bruce R. Watkins, and Watkins Bros. Funeral Home.
An Interview With Phillip Curls
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded August 31, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (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...
Biography of Theron B. Watkins (1877-1950) and Bruce Watkins (1924-1980), Community Leaders
Black High Society
Article about the black high society in Kansas City, its relations to white high society, its prominent members such as funeral home chain owner Bruce Watkins, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Debutante Ball, the...
Bruce R. Watkins Drive Nears End of Long, Bumpy Road to Completion
Photos, maps, and extensive article about the completion of "Bruce R. Watkins Drive, the 10-mile road more than a half century in the making," with its last leg from "Linwood Boulevard to the downtown...
Bruce Watkins Dies after Long Fight with Cancer
Photos and obituary for Bruce Watkins, "56, a longtime community leader and co-founder of Freedom, Inc.," dying on September 14, 1980. "[F]ormer city councilman [for the third district in 1963 and for...
Dictionary of Missouri Biography
Biography of Bruce Riley Watkins, Sr., or Bruce Watkins (1924-1980), a "longtime community leader" in Kansas City through city government and other organizations for civil rights, including the foundation...
Don't Forget Local Black Achievement
February 6, 1985
News article about local black achievement in the context of Black History Month. Several prominent African Americans are mentioned, such as Chester Franklin, Roy Wilkins (an NAACP leader), Lucile Bluford,...
History of Freedom, Inc., and Its Early Leaders
This Master of Arts thesis presents information on the local political organization called Freedom, Inc. as well as a biographies of two of its early leaders, Bruce Watkins and Leon Jordan. According to...
Kansas City: what all the fuss is about.
March 27, 1980
As part of a series "The American city: challenge of the 80s", this article provides an overview of Kansas City. The author outlines its economic and cultural characteristics and quotes Richard Rhodes...
KC Blacks Look Back Over Long, Hard Road
February 8, 1986
Article provides an overview of the experiences of African Americans in Kansas City since the mass "Exodus Movement" from the deep South in the 1870s. Demographic statistics are given about blacks in the...
December 9-16, 1966
Two biographical articles (one with a photo) about Lawrence Blankinship, a candidate for the Kansas City Council in 1966 (to replace Bruce Watkins) and proprietor of Blankinship Distributers at 1900 Vine...
SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection
1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s
The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...
Book excerpt about Theron Watkins (1877-1950), or T.B. Watkins, a prominent African American of Kansas City and father of local politician Bruce Watkins. Watkins was born near Indianapolis and came to...
Uneasy Days as Mayor
Short article with photo of Watkins, city councilman from the Third District, serving a four-month term of mayor pro-tem in the absence of Mayor Ilus B. Davis.
Watkins Brothers Memorial Chapel Celebrates Its 100 Year Anniversary - From 1909 to 2009
May 29, 2009
Watkins Brothers is "one of the oldest continuous operating African American-owned business [sic] in Missosuri." Article tells the story of the business, first located at 1729 Lydia, then at 18th Street...
Who Was Bruce R. Watkins: The Road to a Highway
Photos, caption, and chronology of the history of Bruce R. Watkins Drive, a highway directly connecting Downtown to South Kansas City and completed in October 2001. Description of Bruce Watkins (black...
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