Midwest Genealogy Center Building
The Midwest Genealogy Center opened in June 2008. The largest free-standing public genealogy library in the United States boasts 52,000 square feet of resources for family history researchers.
The Negro Leagues provided a vehicle for African American athletes in an era when racial discrimination froze them out of major league baseball and paved the way for racial integration in all professional sports.
Describing Kansas City as "corrupt" during the Pendergast era is a classic understatement. The fix was in on many levels throughout city government, but most prominently in the prosecutor's office and in the police department.
To celebrate Black History Month, the Midwest Genealogy Center and the Midwest Afro-American Genealogical Interest Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.), are partnering to present a special event on researching your African American Ancestry during the Civil War period.