Black Archives of Mid-America http://kcur.org en The Role Of Churches And Social Clubs In African-American Communities http://kcur.org/post/role-churches-and-social-clubs-african-american-communities <p>In an age before the internet—and in an environment that in some ways promoted isolation and disconnection—African-Americans in Kansas City in the early 20th century still found ways to find connection and community.</p><p>Churches and social clubs have been called the “glue” that held the black community together, alongside families and schools, and a new exhibit at the Black Archives of Mid-America chronicles some of that important history.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><ul><li>Michael Sweeney, collection librarian for the Black Archives of Mid-America</li></ul><p></p><p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:03:25 +0000 Brian Ellison & Matthew Long-Middleton 53302 at http://kcur.org The Role Of Churches And Social Clubs In African-American Communities Famed Choreographer's Personal Papers Find New Home http://kcur.org/post/famed-choreographers-personal-papers-find-new-home <p>Playbills from performances, snapshots of family and friends, and personal letters of the late choreographer <a href="http://www.alvinailey.org/about/people">Alvin Ailey</a> are now housed at the <a href="http://www.blackarchives.org/">Black Archives of Mid-America</a>.</p><p>The collection is called the Allan Gray Family Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey. And it's on long-term loan to the Black Archives.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 42270 at http://kcur.org Famed Choreographer's Personal Papers Find New Home Grand Opening: The Black Archives Of Mid-America http://kcur.org/post/grand-opening-black-archives-mid-america <p>The ground has broken on the building of the <a href="http://nmaahc.si.edu/">National Museum of African-American History and Culture</a> in the same year that the <a href="http://www.blackarchives.org/">Black Archives of Mid-America</a> has reopened here in Kansas City.What remains now for both institutions is charting the course of those who break new ground in every field of human endeavor.</p><p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:48:13 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 19708 at http://kcur.org Grand Opening: The Black Archives Of Mid-America 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 Black Archives, Missouri Immigration, Firefighter Louie "Scooter" Martin http://kcur.org/post/black-archives-missouri-immigration-firefighter-louie-scooter-martin <p>The show for January 15, 2012.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Susan B. Wilson, Alex Smith & Kayla Regan 10796 at http://kcur.org Black Archives, Missouri Immigration, Firefighter Louie "Scooter" Martin