Race Relations and Civil Rights

Image Gallery

Photograph of the First Annual Picnic of the Stern Slegman Prins Company, a garment manufacturer in Kansas City, Missouri.

7 /27 /1931

Photograph of the attendees of the Sunflower Grand Lodge Knights of Pythis and Grand Court 39th Annual Session at the 8th Street Baptist Church in

7 /1932

Souvenir program for the memorial of Frank C. Niles (1858-1932), philanthropist and President of the Niles & Moser Cigar Company.

9 /16 /1932

This 48-page issue of the Jackson County Medical Journal focuses on the "Kansas City General Hospital: Colored Division", also known as G

10 /8 /1932

Group portrait of the Kansas City Monarchs. Standing, from the left: Sam Bankhead, T.J.


Photograph of the Beau Brummel Club's 15th anniversary celebration at the Elk's Place Restaurant.

2 /9 /1934

Program for a "Testimonial Dinner in honor of Henry M.

1 /11 /1935

Program for the 43rd Annual Commencement of Lincoln High School. Includes a photograph of Miss Lincoln, Miss Lucile Hill.

5 /24 /1935

Photograph of The Call newspaper staff outside of their office at 1715 E. 18th Street. Lucile Bluford is shown top row, fourth from left.

10 /5 /1935

Political cartoon and accompanying message urging support for Republican gubernatorial candidate Jesse Barrett.


Photograph of the Niles' Home for Orphan children, an orphanage for African-American children, located on the south side of 23rd Street betwee

1 /30 /1937

Photograph of the R. T. Coles Vocational School Class of 1937 posed outside of the main entrance to the school. R. T.

6 /1937

Photograph of the Annual Missionary Baptist Convention, held at the First Baptist Church in downtown Kansas City, Kansas on October 5, 1937.

10 /5 /1937

Circa 1938 photograph of a men marching west in the Black Elks parade at 18th Street and The Paseo.


Circa 1938 photograph of the Black Elks band marching west at 18th Street and The Paseo. Street’s Hotel and Crown Drug Co.


Circa 1938 photograph of majorettes marching west at 18th Street and The Paseo in Black Elks parade. Source: Black Economic Union.



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.