The Black Archives of Mid-America

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Excerpts of a scrapbook created by the American Legion Wayne Miner Post No. 149, one of the oldest African American posts in the nation. This scrapbook spans the 1930's through the 1950's and includes newspaper clippings documenting their civic activities. Also included are correspondence to the relatives of U.S.

Naomi Feaster's graduate diploma from the R. T. Coles Junior High School in Kansas City, Missouri.

Front cover of the April 14, 1925 program for the Eighth Annual Fashion Show at Convention Hall under the auspices of Wheatley-Provident Hospital Auxiliary No. 1. This excerpt includes an advertisement for the E. E. Pullum Realty Company.

Early 1940s photograph of Grace Allen, Reverend Preston Allen, Sr., and Vernetta Allen standing in front of Preston's home at 2439 Forest Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.

The certificate of incorporation for defunct Democratic Kansas City newspaper, the Kansas City American. This document was issued by Charles U. Becker, the secretary of state for the state of Missouri.

This photograph was taken looking east-northeast on 31st Street just west of Walnut Street in Kansas City, Missouri. An advertisement for the film "Outside the Law" is pictured.

This photograph was taken looking northeast at the intersection of the Prospect Avenue and 17th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

This photograph was taken looking southwest at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Pershing Road.

Photograph of the former residence of the deceased Professor Riel William Foster, once located at 1215 The Paseo, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces east on The Paseo between 12th Street and 13th Street. Foster was the principal of the Douglass School from 1886-1912 and then the Wendell Phillips School until his death in 1916.

Photograph of the members of the Over the Top Club, part of the congregation of the Vine Street Baptist Church. This photograph was taken by Williams Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri, sometime before 1931 when the church moved to 2501 The Paseo and was renamed Paseo Baptist Church.

This photograph was taken looking west on the northwest corner of Admiral Boulevard and Harrison Street in Kansas City, Missouri. The buildings pictured have since been demolished for the construction of Interstate Highway 70.

Early 1940s photograph of Macedonia Baptist Church congregation members as they depart on a trolley ride to Fairyland (7501 Prospect Avenue) for an annual church picnic there. Reverend Preston Allen, Sr. is pictured standing at the door of the streetcar parked near 22nd Street and Troost Avenue.