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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 ...more
Paperback, 127 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Arcadia Publishing (SC)
(first published September 1st 2006)
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Nov 22, 2012 Jillian rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys history, especially of Kansas City.
I was a little disappointed that the book only contained photos and captions. There were a lot of pictures of people I didn't know, but maybe that's because I'm not knowledgeable enough about African American history in Kansas City. The coolest parts for me, was seeing photos of places that still exist in KC and also things that don't, and knowing the location they were. As a Kansas City native, I love learning about the history of my city. I learned some things, so I think this book was decent.