Recognizing Midwest Luminaries
The six African Americans honored in this year’s Black History Month project represent the best and the brightest in the areas of entertainment, medicine, politics, civil rights, and the military. During segregation, their strengths illuminated and inspired their community.
While they may have considered their lives ordinary, they accomplished extraordinary things that helped usher Kansas City toward a brighter future.
Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer often sang the simple but powerful lyric “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.” As we continue into the 21st century, we should remember those whose lights continue to shine brightly in the Midwest.
Copies of the booklets and posters will be available in late January 2017 at LINC Caring Communities sites, the Kansas City Public Library, the Black Archives of Mid-America and some branches of Mid-Continent Public Library.
Limited quantities of posters and booklets are available in print, all are available for download below.
Learn Their Stories
Visit kclinc.org/blackhistorystories to learn more about the individuals featured in this and prior years Black History Project.