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Kansas City Black History 2020
Each year, the Library partners with the Local Investment Commission (LINC) and the Black Archives of Mid-America to produce a series of Black History Month materials celebrating the legacies and accomplishments of notable African-Americans from the Kansas City area. The individuals featured in the 2020 series all helped break down barriers in our community, elevating and inspiring others then and now. Read on to learn more about their achievements.
 
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19th Amendment Coloring book graphic
One hundred years ago the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, giving women in the U.S. the hard-won right to vote. In commemoration of the centennial, the Library’s Missouri Valley Special Collections has produced a new coloring book profiling local women who took part in the suffrage movement. A limited number of free copies will be available at KC Library locations beginning in March 2020 for Women’s History Month. A digital edition and downloads of all the profiles can be found at kchistory.org/coloringkc.
 

John Johnson has the dubious distinction of serving the shortest term in office – 35 days – of any Kansas City mayor. Vanessa Vaughn West reached out to KCQ to find out why he resigned barely a month into his first term.

From classic literature to contemporary cinema, the Library offers a number of ways to discover stories celebrating the African American experience. As we commemorate Black History Month, check out a selection of recommended books and browse the collection of films available through the Library's free streaming services.
From classic literature to contemporary cinema, the Library offers a number of ways to discover stories celebrating the African American experience. As we commemorate Black History Month, check out a selection of recommended books and browse the collection of films available through the Library's free streaming services. 
 
For the fourth consecutive year, the Kansas City Public Library has earned a 5-star designation from Library Journal. Only 85 public libraries nationwide – less than than 1 percent of the total of 9,245 – attained that top-tier standing.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Kansas City Public Library has earned a 5-star designation from Library Journal. Only 85 public libraries nationwide – less than than 1 percent of the total of 9,245 – attained that top-tier standing.

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