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Perpetual Persistence: The African American Community of Manhattan Bottoms, 1880-1920

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Using the case study of Jeremiah "Jerry" Mitchell, this study documents the early history of Manhattan Bottoms and the African American community located there.

Memorializing Martin: The Living Dream of Martin Luther King Jr. in Junction City, Kansas

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The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. is immortalized in Junction City, Kansas, by the grassroots efforts of both individuals and the community, in an annual celebration, marches, and a memorial park. This study was made possible using sources from…

Kansas State University; From Black Athlete to Black Student Union

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This paper explores the history of Kansas State University's Black Student Union, which was founded in 1968 by black K-State athletes as a site of solidarity in a time of social upheaval and racial progress. The author analyzes the founding of the…

Bradford, Wabaunsee County

The District 27 class of 1938. Source: Wabaunsee County Historical Society
Bradford, located in Section 23 of Wilmington Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas, was a small community that tells a unique story of racial coexistence and rural population decline. Black and white residents both called the area home and coexisted in…

Kansas State University: From Black Athlete to Black Student Union

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This paper explores the history of Kansas State University's Black Student Union, which was founded in 1968 by black K-State athletes as a site of solidarity in a time of social upheaval and racial progress. The author analyzes the founding of the…

Memorializing Martin: The Living Dream of Martin Luther King Jr. in Junction City, Kansas

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The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. is immortalized in Junction City, Kansas, by the grassroots efforts of both individuals and the community, in an annual celebration, marches, and a memorial park. This study was made possible using sources from…

Perpetual Persistence: The African American Community of Manhattan Bottoms, 1880-1920

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Using the case study of Jeremiah "Jerry" Mitchell, this study documents the early history of Manhattan Bottoms and the African American community located there.

The People’s Game: Uncovering Diversity in Baseball, Pottawatomie County and Humboldt, Kansas, 1911-1924

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This is a study of baseball in the early twentieth century and the diversity within town teams in Kansas. Research reveals that several Kansas towns housed African-American and women’s teams. This paper is based on fieldwork, journals, books, and…