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 “New Black Friday.”
Former KC Star TV critic Aaron Barnhart talks about Quantrill's raiders in an interview with Steve Kraske. He and his wife Diane Eickhoff, co-authors of The Big Divide, visited Up to Date April 24, 2013.
The Big Divide by Aaron Barnhart and Diane Eickhoff
Blacks and Jews have historically had a complicated relationship in the United States. And it’s perhaps the most evident when they claim the same religion, or historical ancestry. The development of Black Israelite or Black Jewish faith has its roots in Kansas, according to the book The Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions by University of Kansas history and American studies professor, Jacob Dorman.