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Preserving the history of African-Americans in the heartland

Posted at 2:35 PM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-28 15:35:02-05

February is Black History Month and one organization is working to preserve the history of African Americans in Kansas City. The Black Archives of Mid-America serves to collect and preserve the history of African Americans in the Midwest. Their collections, educational programs, research services and special projects facilitate both scholarly inquiry and public understanding of African American history.

Emiel Cleaver, director of operations at the Black Archives of Mid America, shares how you can see the story of African Americans in the Kansas City from the days of the Lewis and Clark expedition to the mayor-ship of Emanuel Cleaver II.