Black history http://kcur.org en Historic Dividing Lines In Public Education Still Affect Kansas And Missouri Schools http://kcur.org/post/historic-dividing-lines-public-education-still-affect-kansas-and-missouri-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>This spring marked the 60th anniversary of <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/rights/landmark_brown.html">Brown v. Board of Education</a>, a Kansas case that went to the Supreme Court and ultimately ended with the ruling that the segregation of schools was unconstitutional. In the first half of Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, we shared some little-known stories of the desegregation process from the months and years that followed.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:49:54 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton, Christina Lieffring & Matt Hodapp 58223 at http://kcur.org Historic Dividing Lines In Public Education Still Affect Kansas And Missouri Schools Timeline: A Look Back At 40 Years Of Kansas City's Black Archives http://kcur.org/post/timeline-look-back-40-years-kansas-citys-black-archives <p>Over forty years ago, <a href="http://www.blackarchives.org/about/founder">Horace Peterson III</a> started collecting relics of Kansas City-area history in the trunk of his car.</p><p>That collection grew into the <a href="http://www.blackarchives.org/">Black Archives of Mid-America</a>, a research facility, museum and community gathering space now located at 1722 E. 17th Terrace in the historic 18th and Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, Mo.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:12:08 +0000 Cara McClain 57412 at http://kcur.org Timeline: A Look Back At 40 Years Of Kansas City's Black Archives Three Prized Possessions From Kansas City's Black Archives http://kcur.org/post/three-prized-possessions-kansas-citys-black-archives <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Black Archives of Mid-America has provided a place to learn about African-American history in Kansas City, Mo., for the past four decades. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And during that time, it has amassed a vast collection of papers</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, photographs and even physical structures to show what life was like as a black Kansas&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Citian</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:11:39 +0000 Cara McClain 57414 at http://kcur.org Three Prized Possessions From Kansas City's Black Archives Exploring Lincoln Prep's Historic Past http://kcur.org/post/exploring-lincoln-preps-historic-past <p></p><p>Back when segregation was king, Lincoln High in Kansas City, Mo., — now Lincoln College Preparatory Academy — was a focal point in the black community. With a legacy stretching back to the end of the Civil War, the school has grown and changed a lot over the years.</p><p>On Friday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk about the role the school has played in boosting Kansas City’s black community.</p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guest:</span></strong></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Suzanne Hogan & Beth Lipoff 57152 at http://kcur.org Exploring Lincoln Prep's Historic Past How One Kansas City Neighborhood Opened Doors, And The Leaders Who Called It Home http://kcur.org/post/how-one-kansas-city-neighborhood-opened-doors-and-leaders-who-called-it-home <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sheraton Estates was the first place in Kansas City, Mo., where African-Americans sought out to build new homes south of </span>27th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Street. The suburban-style subdivision was built in 1957. It was marketed to, and, historically, home to many influential African-American leaders in the city.</span></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 21:01:09 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 55964 at http://kcur.org How One Kansas City Neighborhood Opened Doors, And The Leaders Who Called It Home From Slavery To Higher Ed http://kcur.org/post/slavery-higher-ed <p>He had his portrait painted by artist Charles Willson Peale, and he was a literate man—in short, Yarrow Mamout was unusual for an 18th-century slave in America.</p><p>On Friday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we look at his legacy over six generations and how his family moved from a life of slavery to producing a Harvard graduate in 1927.</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:27:19 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 50570 at http://kcur.org From Slavery To Higher Ed Kansas Agency Encourages A New Black Friday Tradition http://kcur.org/post/kansas-agency-encourages-new-black-friday-tradition <p>A Kansas agency is urging black families talk to sit down and interview their family members on Friday. The Kansas African American Affairs Commission is calling the oral history project called “<a href="http://www.kaaac.ks.gov/ks-black-history/a-new-black-friday-project-2013">New Black Friday</a>.”</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:46:15 +0000 Maria Carter 47437 at http://kcur.org New Book Explores Stories Of 'Extraordinary Black Missourians' http://kcur.org/post/new-book-explores-stories-extraordinary-black-missourians <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Written histories of Missouri (and arguably, all states) often overlook the contributions of African Americans, but a new book by St. Louis-based authors John and Sylvia Wright attempts to fill in the gaps.</span></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:42:40 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 40619 at http://kcur.org Looking Back At The March On Washington http://kcur.org/post/looking-back-march-washington <p>One of the most <strong>iconic moments </strong>of the Civil Rights Movement was Martin Luther King, Jr.’s <strong>“I Have a Dream” speech</strong>, which took place during the <strong>1963 March on Washington. </strong></p><p></p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 32526 at http://kcur.org Looking Back At The March On Washington African-American Read In http://kcur.org/post/african-american-read <p>As part of Black History Month activities, UMKC is hosting an <a href="http://info.umkc.edu/umatters/2013/02/12/umkc-african-american-read-in-feb-20-and-feb-28/">African-American Read In</a> Feb. 20 and 28. Employees of the UMKC library and the public will read aloud from some of their favorite African-American literature and writing.</p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:33:45 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 32186 at http://kcur.org African-American Read In Panther Baby: A Life Of Rebellion And Reinvention http://kcur.org/post/panther-baby-life-rebellion-and-reinvention <p><strong>*** This is an extended encore presentation of a show originally aired October 1st, 2012 ***</strong></p><p>They warned him, “Once you get in, there’s no getting out.”</p><p>Journey with us on Monday’s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a> for a discussion with former Black Panther <a href="http://arts.columbia.edu/film/jamal-joseph" target="_blank"><strong>Jamal Joseph.</strong></a> We're stepping back in time to the late 1960s and early 1970s, and looking through the eyes of one of the youngest Black Power leaders in New York. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:53:48 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon, Jabulani Leffall & Matthew Long-Middleton 25261 at http://kcur.org Panther Baby: A Life Of Rebellion And Reinvention Presidential Policies and Black Entrepreneurship http://kcur.org/post/presidential-policies-and-black-entrepreneurship <p>An American president once said that black power is the power that people should have over their own destinies, the power that comes from participation in the political and economic process of society. That president? Richard Nixon.</p><p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 19:06:57 +0000 Charlie Upchurch, Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 16838 at http://kcur.org Presidential Policies and Black Entrepreneurship The Traveling Trunk Of African American & Latino Inventors http://kcur.org/post/traveling-trunk-african-american-latino-inventors <p>If you&#39;re a young black or latino student plotting your future, do you look up to athletes or entrepreneurs? Entertainers or innovators? Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:39:26 +0000 Charlie Upchurch, Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 16180 at http://kcur.org The Traveling Trunk Of African American & Latino Inventors The Formation Of Freedom Inc. http://kcur.org/post/formation-freedom-inc <p>While sitting in the UMKC course &ldquo;The Kansas City Black Experience,&rdquo; <strong>Emiel Cleaver</strong> decided to write a paper on KC&#39;s first black political group,<strong> Freedom Inc</strong>.</p><p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 19:26:00 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 12893 at http://kcur.org The Formation Of Freedom Inc. Should Black History Month Exist? http://kcur.org/post/should-black-history-month-exist <p>On this Wednesday's Central Standard, a look at a documentary that argues that Black History is American History. We speak with documentary director Shukree Tilghman, who visited cities across the country with one message: End Black History Month.</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 19:36:57 +0000 Andrea Silenzi, Jabulani Leffall & Charlie Upchurch 12156 at http://kcur.org Should Black History Month Exist? Preserving The History Of Black Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/preserving-history-black-kansas-city <p><a href="http://www.blackarchives.org/">The Black Archives of Mid-America</a> recently completed renovations on a new exhibit and archive space and also welcomed a new executive director, Doretha Williams. Williams has a doctorate from the University of Kansas in American Studies and hopes to bring the community back to the archives.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 22:56:00 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 10964 at http://kcur.org Preserving The History Of Black Kansas City