A new picture-driven book has just been released chronicling the history of African Americas in Wichita. The 125-page book, “Images of America African Americans of Wichita,” is the work of The Kansas African American Museum in conjunctions with a team of volunteers and Arcadia Publishing.
The chronologically complied book, begins with the arrival of African Americans in Wichita and event their involvement with the founding of the City in 1870. From a few, African Americans establish and grow a community, begin their own commercial establishments and churches, fight for their rights, integrate, demand full participation and lead. Along the way, they develop and maintain a well-organized social and cultural system of their own.
The four section book take you along that path, mostly in photos with descriptive cutlines. The format, a success for Arcadia, is well received throughout the country.