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Jan 25

[ARCHIVED] African American History Month Resources

The original item was published from January 25, 2019 12:22 PM to January 26, 2019 7:02 PM

February is African American History Month and the State Library of Kansas is getting a head start on providing resources for teachers, students and others interested in researching the African American experience in Kansas. Here you'll find a small collection of digitized publications in the KGI Online Library on African Ameircans covering a wide spectrum of subject areas and time periods.  Many of these publications are concerned with educational institutions formerly operated at least in part by the state, the Kansas Vocational School and the State Industrial Department at Western University.  Also in the KGI Online Library are publications by the Kansas African American Affairs Commission.  You can check out these publications as well as links to other state agency web pages and online articles provided by the Kansas Historical Society here:



Kansas African American Affairs Commission

Resources on African Americans available at Kansas Memory (Kansas Historical Society)

Resources on Nicodemus, Kansas, available at Kansas Memory (Kansas Historical Society)

Resources on Segregation and Desegregation available at Kansas Memory (Kansas Historical Society)

African Americans in Kansas (Kansapedia - Kansas Historical Society)

African Americans in Kansas and the West (Bibliography provided by the Kansas Historical Society)

African American History (Resources from the Kansas Historical Society)
(Take note of the "Related Content" links on the left side of the screen)

African American History at the Kansas Museum of History (Kansas Historical Society)

"Willing to Die For Freedom" (Kansas Historical Society)
(An online exhibit on the Kansas Territory. Part 6 takes a look at African Americans in territorial Kansas)

"The black coal miner of southeast Kansas" by John M. Robb (Kansas Commission on Civil Rights)

(Apologies for the lack of full citations!)

"Charles Henry Langston and the African American Struggle in Kansas" By Richard B. Sheridan

"Ad Astra Per Aspera: Frank Marshall Davis" by John Edgar Tidwell

"Hoeing Their Own Row: Black Agriculture and the Agrarian Ideal in Kansas, 1880–1920" by Anne P. W. Hawkins

"After the Exodus: John Lewis Waller and the Black Elite: 1878-1900" by Randall B. Woods

"The Popular Ideology of Segregated Schooling: Attitudes Toward the Education of Blacks in Kansas, 1854-1900" by James C. Carper

"'Our Schools Must Be Open to All Classes of Citizens': The Desegregation of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1938" by Nancy J. Hulston

"'I Want Everyone to Know the Shame of the State': Henry J. Allen Confronts the Ku Klux Klan, 1921-1923." by Patrick G. O'Brien

"'Protection to All, Discrimination to None': The Parsons Weekly Blade, 1892- 1900" by Arnold Cooper

"The Exodusters on the Missouri" by Glen Schwendemann

"Stories from the Heartland: African American Experiences in Wichita, Kansas." by Judith R. Johnson and Craig L. Torbenson

"'To Serve Faithfully': The Twenty-Third Kansas Volunteers and the Spanish American War." by Christopher C. Lovett
"Black Newspapers and the Exodusters of 1879," by Nudie E. Williams

"From Brown to Brown : a century of struggle for equality in Kansas" by Rusty Monhollon and Kristen Tegtmeier Oertel

"Kansas Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, 1900-1930" by Marilyn Dell Brady

"Before bleeding Kansas : Christian missionaries, slavery, and the Shawnee Indians in pre-territorial Kansas, 1844-1854" by Kevin Abing

"We all seem like brothers and sisters: the African-American community in Manhattan, Kansas, 1865-1940" / by Nupur Chaudhuri

"Wyandotte and the First Exodusters of 1879" by Glen Schwendemann

"Langston Hughes of Kansas" / Mark Scott

"The Hodgeman County Colony" by C. Robert Haywood

"'Kansas shall not have the right to legislate slavery out': slavery and the 1860 antislavery law" by Gary L. Cheatham

"Race relations in the sunflower state" by James N. Leiker

"From Slavery in Missouri to Freedom in Kansas: The Influx of Black Fugitives and Contrabands Into Kansas, 1854-1865" by Richard B. Sheridan

"Image and reality on the Kansas prairie: 'Pap' Singleton's Cherokee County colony" by Gary R. Entz

"W. B. Townsend and the struggle against racist violence in Leavenworth" by Brent M.S. Campney

"Drawing the color line in Kansas City; the creation of Sumner High School" by David J. Peavler

"Welcoming 'pa' on the Kaw : Kansas's 'Colored' Militia and the 1864 Price raid" by Roger D. Cunningham

"'Hold the Line': The Defense of Jim Crow in Lawrence, 1945-1961" by Brent M. S. Campney

"Seeking a home where he himself is free: African Americans build a community in Douglas County, Kansas" by Katie H. Armitage

"Douglas's battery at Fort Leavenworth: the issue of black officers during the Civil War" by Roger D. Cunningham

"The First Kansas Colored: massacre at Poison Springs" by Mike Fisher

"Jim Crow strikes out: interracial baseball in Wichita, Kansas, 1920-1935" by Jason Pendleton

"Charles M. Sheldon and the uplift of Tennesseetown" by Timothy Miller

"Covert discrimination: Topeka, before and after Brown" by Robert Beatty and Mark A. Peterson

"The forgotten years of America's civil rights movement: wartime protests at the University of Kansas, 1939-1945" by Kristine M. McCusker

"'The colored people hold the key': Abram Thompson Hall, Jr's campaign to organize Graham County" by Charlotte Hinger

"Taking the plunge: race, rights, and the politics of desegregation in Lawrence, Kansas, 1960" by Rusty L. Monhollon

"Fort Riley's black soldiers and the army's changing role in the west, 1867-1885" by William A. Dobak