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Permanent Exhibit

With My Eyes No Longer Blind

The Black Archives’ permanent exhibit, With My Eyes No Longer Blind – titled after the Langston Hughes poem – traces the story of African Americans in the Kansas City from the days of the Lewis and Clark expedition to the mayor-ship of Emanuel Cleaver II.

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Discover exclusive items from our collection

“The Original KC (KS) Athletics in the Late Forties”

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Alvin Ailey in Athens

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“Three Black Kings”

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Article advertising King Cole Trio at Savoy Ballroom

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Ed Simmons

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The Black Archives needs your support to continue to present the remembrances, reflections, experiences and historical contributions of African Americans.

Dr. Carma’s Corner

Visit Dr. Carma’s Corner and get content on the Black Archives, Kansas City, 18th and Vine and much more. You don’t want to miss out on the information that she will be sharing.

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