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Kansas City
by Delia C. Gillis

    Publication Date: Jan 01, 2007
    List Price: $21.99
    Format: Paperback, 127 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9780738534480
    Imprint: Arcadia Publishing
    Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
    Parent Company: Arcadia Publishing

    Paperback Description:

    Since 1803, when York, a slave in the Lewis and Clark expedition, stood on the bluffs overlooking Kansas City, African Americans have contributed to the city’s rich history. Men and women like Tom Bass, Emily Fisher, Sam Sheperd, and Hiram Young built the region in slavery and in freedom. Musicians such as Julie Lee, Bennie Moten, Joe Turner, and Count Basie turned Kansas City into a jazz mecca in the 1920s and ’30s. The professional class made their voice heard with the establishment of the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team, the Kansas City Call newspaper, and election of the city’s first black mayor, Emanuel Cleaver. With over 200 vintage images, Kansas City recreates this beautiful mosaic of African-American community.

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