Corinthian Clay Nutter


Portrait of Corinthian Clay Nutter circa 1940. Born in Texas, Nutter moved to Kansas City at age 16 and worked as a pianist and organist. After receiving degrees from Western University in Quinaro and Emporia State University, she worked as a teacher at Walker Elementary School in Merriam, Kansas and testified before the Kansas Supreme Court in Webb v. School District No. 90 in 1949, a case which resulted in the integration of a new school building. Originally from a scrapbook, the photograph included captions which read "Born and raised in Texas" and "The only way out was through education."

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Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.