Lincoln High School: More than a Landmark

Local historian Joelouis Mattox looks at Lincoln High, recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which was a source of local African American inspiration, pride, and hope through decades of segregation  in public schools.
Joelouis Mattox
Saturday, June 14, 2014

During decades of official segregation in public schools, all-black Lincoln High was a source of community inspiration, pride, and hope matched only by African American churches.

To celebrate Lincoln High’s recent listing on the National Register of Historic Places, local historian Joelouis Mattox leads a discussion about the school — now Lincoln High Preparatory Academy — and its students, teachers, alumni, and parents. Special guests include the Lincoln High School Class of 1964, gathered for its 50-year reunion.

Mattox is historian for Kansas City’s Historic Preservation Commission.