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This study traces the introduction of an opera house to the small town of Alta Vista, Kansas and follows it until its closing. This highlights the role of the theater and its importance to the town. The author used collections at the Wabaunsee County…

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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.

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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…

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This bio-essay focuses on the life of George Earl Adams, Sr., a veteran of WWI who returned to farm the family land in Brush Creek Township, Atchison County. George Adams left a legacy of committed military service and family and civic values,…

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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…

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This paper details the life of Morgan Snyder, from Clay Center, Kansas, with a focus on his baseball career. Most of the sources and material are courtesy of his nephew, Mr. Roger Mall, whose assistance made this project possible.

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This document includes the following: a brief history of the Wichita Kansas segregated school system, including avoiding integration in the 1950’s. The study also addresses the legal process of integrating the Wichita schools in the late 1960’s.…

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This paper explores the agricultural history of Clay County, Kansas, and the African American workers who persevered during the time. Sources used were newspaper articles, the class reader, websites, and a book about Broughton, Kansas.
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