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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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School closings are a reality of our educational system. As populations shift, it becomes necessary to consolidate schools, open new ones, and close others. It is as true for parochial schools as it is for public institutions.

Jeanette Hacker Hale attended Bishop Lillis High School in Kansas City from 1950-52. Now residing in Massachusetts, she reached out to KCQ to find out what happened to Lillis.

Picture a high, wobbly punt. The football twisting and turning, taking a few crazy bounces before it rolls across the goal line.

That’s the sports equivalent of our KCQ quest to find an autographed car known as the Cuda Chief. “What’s your KCQ” is a series in which the Star and the Kansas City Public Library partner to answer readers’ questions.

What's your KC Q?

Fifty years ago this week, the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl. This year, they’re back in the thick of things -- and Kansas City fans are revved up and ready for a possible title run. A question dating back to that fabled championship season is this week’s "What’s Your KC Q?" -- the partnership between The Star and the Kansas City Public Library.

Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III is assuming leadership of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) after his confirmation by the U.S. Senate. He was nominated to the position by President Donald Trump.

Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III is assuming leadership of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) after his confirmation by the U.S. Senate. He was nominated to the position by President Donald Trump.

You have a worthy cause, a mission, and you’ve formed a nonprofit to pursue it. Now, you need funding.  Start that search at the Library. Through Candid, the world's largest source of information on nonprofits, foundations, and grants, the Kansas City Public Library offers an array of resources to both organizations and individuals seeking nonprofit backing.

You have a worthy cause, a mission, and you’ve formed a nonprofit to pursue it. Now, you need funding.

Start that search at the Library. Through Candid, the world's largest source of information on nonprofits, foundations, and grants, the Kansas City Public Library offers an array of resources to both organizations and individuals seeking nonprofit backing.

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