Each Black History Month, The Community Voice explores our local and national heritage in a special section we call “The Reflector.” 

_A Community Voice 2020 Black History Sponsor

Nathaniel McLaughlin: A Community Voice 2020 Black History Sponsor
McDaniel Hazley Group: A Community Voice 2020 Black History Sponsor
WSU Tech: A Community Voice 2020 Black History Sponsor
Capitol Federal: A Community Voice 2020 Black History Sponsor

THANKS TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS:

Evergy

McDaniel Hazley Group

Capitol Federal

Grace Med

WSU Tech

Nathaniel McLaughlin

Jackson Mortuary

SPECIAL THANKS:

THE BLACK ARCHIVES OF MID-AMERICA

Dr Carmaletta Williams and her team at the Black Archives have proved to be an excellent source of historic information and documents needed to assist us in the preparation of this special Black History supplement to The Community Voice.

Since 1974, and before, when Horace Peterson III had a dream and a desire to preserve the history and stories of African Americans in the Midwest, the Black Archives of Mid-America has developed a systematic program of acquiring artifacts that document African American family, church, community, work and leadership in the Midwest..

The ongoing success of this organization is due to the generous donation of materials from African Americans throughout the area. They have made it possible to build a historical record that informs future generations about the achievements and challenges of African Americans in the past and the present.

For further information about the archives and its collections go to their website blackarchives.org or stop by their building located in the Historic 18th and Vine Jazz Distrct @ 1722 E. 17th Terr. Kansas City, MO. They’re open exhibit hours are Tues. – Fri., 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

THANKS ALSO TO:

The American Jazz Museum

and historical consultants: Chester Owens, Deborah Dandridge, Geri Sanders, Ronald Walton, Dr. Carmaletta Williams, James Watts, Shanelle Dupree, Dr. Marisa Gray, Grace Hardiman