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Know Your KC History: Graduation Music, Part 4 (Graduation Day)

Dawson get first Horner Degree

On June 12, 1925, the lives of three men came together in a way that challenged how things had always been in Kansas City. Find out how a teacher, a student, and a reporter swung a hammer at the strong wall of ethnic tradition in KC.

Local History

Know Your KC History: Graduation Music, Part 3 (The Musician)

William Dawson

On June 12, 1925, the lives of three men came together in a way that challenged how things had always been in Kansas City. Find out how a teacher, a student, and a reporter swung a hammer at the strong wall of ethnic tradition in KC.

Local History

Know Your KC History: Graduation Music, Part 2 (The Reporter)

Roy Wilkins

On June 12, 1925, the lives of three men came together in a way that challenged how things had always been in Kansas City. Find out how a teacher, a student, and a reporter swung a hammer at the strong wall of ethnic tradition in KC.

Local History

Know Your KC History: Graduation Music, Part 1 (The Teacher)

Horner - 1926

On June 12, 1925, the lives of three men came together in a way that challenged the way things had always been in Kansas City. Find out how a teacher, a student, and a reporter swung a hammer at the strong wall of ethnic tradition in KC.

Local History

Batter Up: New Exhibit Explores KC's Baseball History

Batter photo

As All-Star fever rushes over Kansas City, the Library is presenting a rich look into KC’s 146-year baseball history in the exhibit Amateurs to All-Stars: The Rise of Baseball in Kansas City, open through the 2012 World Series at the Central Library. Before you head down to the Library, peek at a few photo highlights.