Lincoln High School: More than a Landmark
All Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17 for a staff development event. We will reopen for regular hours Thursday, December 18.
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.