The late Civil Rights leader Fannie Lou Hammer once said "Never forget where you came from, and always praise the bridges that carried us over." This year we celebrate six African American Kansas Citians that served as "bridges" - breaking barriers in Kansas City. Come by the Black Archives of Mid-America to pick-up a complimentary copy of the 2019 calendar celebrating these inspiring leaders.
Did you know that there are hundreds of historic images available online from the Black Archives collection? There are photos of famous persons, church groups, civil rights activists, athletes and more.
Notable collections include numerous photographs of the Alvin Ailey dance troupe, Buffalo Soldiers and the Tuskegee Airmen.