The Black Archives of Mid-America serves to collect and preserve the history of African Americans in the Midwest. Our collections, educational programs, research services and special projects facilitate both scholarly inquiry and public understanding of African American history.

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 4:30pm

The Black Archives of Mid-America will partner with the Cross-Border Network for Justice and Solidarity to host an evening with one of the African diaspora’s most outspoken human rights defenders, Alfredo Lopez.

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 6:00pm

The Black Archives of Mid-America in conjunction with the Kansas City Public Library and Rainy Day Books present Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist and author, Leonard Pitts Jr. who will discuss his powerful new novel, Grant Park.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:00pm

Don’t miss the exciting opportunity to learn from two of the region’s most highly celebrated museum industry professionals.