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From the Director: Women’s History Month

From the Director: Women’s History Month

Many of you will not be surprised to learn that I was reading
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Kansas City Black History

Kansas City Black History

Nearly a century ago, Carter Woodson wanted to draw the nation’s attention to what he considered an over
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MCPL Spotlights Missouri’s 200-Year History

MCPL Spotlights Missouri’s 200-Year History

In six months, Missouri will reach its 200-year anniversary of becoming the 24th state.
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From the Director: Explore Black History

From the Director: Explore Black History

Many people know that one of my favorite
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Celebrate the Legacy of John Lewis: “March” Series

Celebrate the Legacy of John Lewis: “March” Series

In celebration of the life and legacy of the late Georgia Congressman John Lewis (1940–2020)—the last li
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Meet Cathay Williams: The Only Female Buffalo Soldier

Meet Cathay Williams: The Only Female Buffalo Soldier

Join Mid-Continent Public Library on
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Picking the Brains of My Aunts

Picking the Brains of My Aunts

For many years, my mother’s four sisters lived in Des Moines, Iowa, their hometown.
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George Caleb Bingham, the Missouri Artist

George Caleb Bingham, the Missouri Artist

For those who enjoy touring homes of a bygone era, Independence, Missouri, has several that are monument
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From the Director: Learning from the Past

From the Director: Learning from the Past

Harry Truman once said, “There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.” It may h
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Online Educator Resources

Online Educator Resources

Are you looking for student materials to help with the transition to flexible online learning?
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Explore African American Military History at the Library

Explore African American Military History at the Library

Mid-Continent Public Library recently sat down with Kathleen Brandt
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Happy Kwanzaa

Reads for Kwanzaa!

Wednesday, December 26, was the first day of Kwanzaa, a weeklong holiday that pays tribute to African heritage and culture
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