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Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City – 50th Anniversary Gala

Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City celebrated a milestone with its 50th Anniversary Gala. The February 17th event was held at the Kansas City Convention Center. The celebration was led by Dr. Carmaletta Williams, Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City; and Dr. Marjorie A. Williams, board chair. Michael Harriot was the keynote speaker, and United States Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II was awarded the Horace M. Peterson III Legacy Award. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, followed by a program with the theme of: “No Revisionist History: Tell the Truth.” 

Pastor Juli Boyd


Dr. Carmaletta Williams, Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City; with Reverend Modest Miles



Dr. Marjorie Williams, board chair; Michael Harriot, keynote speaker; Nicole Price, and Patricia Macdonald


Carol Taylor, Michael Harriot, keynote speaker; and Dr. Marjorie Williams, board chair


James Watts, Carol Hamilton, and Pierre Hamilton


Alice Ellison and Dr. Marjorie Williams


Anita Dixon, Vanessa Huskey, and Nedra Bonds


Donte Littlejohn and Dewanna O’Guinn

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