Kansas City Black History 2019

LINC along with its partners the Kansas City Public Library and the Black Archives of Mid-America is again pleased to produce and share its annual Black History educational poster set and booklets.

Copies of the booklets and posters will be available in January 2019 at the LINC Main Office, LINC Caring Communities sites, the Kansas City Public Library, the Black Archives of Mid-America and some branches of Mid-Continent Public Library.

The 2019 Edition

During the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s, African Americans in Kansas City fought with others across the country for full political, social, and economic rights. Empowered by political groups such as Freedom, Inc., local black activists championed legislation for public accommodations and fair housing and demanded equal education and employment.

“There are two things we should all care about,” the late civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer once said. “Never forget where you came from, and always praise the bridges that carried us over.” In their own ways, and in their respective fields, the six African Americans celebrated on these pages made their marks and served as “bridges” – breaking down barriers in Kansas City, elevating and inspiring an entire community. We honor their achievements and those of dozens of other individuals spotlighted in past editions of Kansas City Black History.

Limited quantities of posters and booklets are available in print, all are available for download below.

2019 Set

2019 Posters

2019 Booklets


Prior Years of Kansas City Black History Project

2018 Set

2018 Posters

2018 Booklet

2017 Set

2017 Posters

2017 Booklet

2016 Set

2016 Posters

2016 Booklet

2015 Set

2015 Posters

2015 Booklet

2014 Set

2014 Posters

2014 Booklet

2013 Set

2013 Booklet

2013 Posters

2012 Set

2012 Booklet

2012 Posters

2011 Set

2011 Booklet

2011 Posters

2010 Kansas City Leaders

Booklet - Kansas City

Posters - Kansas City

2010 National Leaders

Booklet - National

Posters - National






Copies of 2019 Edition

Copies are still available at the LINC Main office at 3100 Broadway Blvd. Suite 1100, Kansas City, MO 64111 . For larger requests, please call in advance to 816-889-5050. Thank you!

Learn Their Stories

Visit kclinc.org/blackhistorystories to learn more about the individuals featured in this and prior years Black History Project.