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Sun December 9, 2007
Groundbreaking for Black Archives Building
By Elana Gordon
Kansas City, MO – The Black Archives of Mid America broke ground at its new location on Tuesday (December 4, 2007). Once it's restored, a historic parks building on 17th terrace, near 18th and Vine, will house the organization's collection of tens of thousands of documents relating to African American history throughout the area. Many of the people who were there hope the new building will signal a rebirth of the organization. KCUR's Elana Gordon was at the ground-breaking and brought back this report.