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Political in the Sense That We Never Took Any Shit: Family and the Roots of Black Feminist Radicalism, 1916–1942

Sherie M. Randolph

in Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter is set in Kansas City, Missouri and Los Angeles, California and demonstrates how Flo Kennedy’s parents contributed to the formation of her black feminist radicalism. Her parents not only ... More


The Kansas City Black Panther Party and the Repression of the Black Revolution

Reynaldo Anderson

in On the Ground: The Black Panther Party in Communities across America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734928
eISBN:
9781621035916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734928.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Black Panther Party (BPP) differed from the civil rights movement in two ways: its goal of gaining control over institutions that influenced the lives of African Americans; and its willingness to ... More


The Sweet Music of Kansas City

Gayle Sherwood Magee

in Robert Altman’s Soundtracks: Film, Music, and Sound from M*A*S*H to A Prairie Home Companion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199915965
eISBN:
9780190205348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915965.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Altman grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, in the 1920s and 1930s, during the “Pendergast” era of the city’s history. His childhood included a viewing of the legendary King Kong (1933), as well as ... More


Youth

Gary Giddins

in Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690411
eISBN:
9781452949536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690411.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter describes Charlie Parker’s early years as a musician. Parker was born on August 29, 1920, in Kansas City, Kansas, during the time when jazz music was successfully gaining popularity in ... More


Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker

Gary Giddins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690411
eISBN:
9781452949536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690411.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Within days of Charlie “Bird” Parker’s death at the age of thirty-four, a scrawled legend began appearing on walls around New York City: Bird Lives. Gone was one of the most outstanding jazz ... More


Identifying Services and Braiding Resources

Edward F. Zigler, Jim Hinson, and Jennifer Walker

in Inspiring Greatness in Education: A School of the 21st Century Model at the Independence School District

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199897841
eISBN:
9780190217686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897841.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Chapter 6 reveals the progressive leadership that Dr. Jim Hinson provides for the Independence School District when he is named superintendent in 2002. He aggressively advances program management ... More


Indiewood and Improvisation

Gayle Sherwood Magee

in Robert Altman’s Soundtracks: Film, Music, and Sound from M*A*S*H to A Prairie Home Companion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199915965
eISBN:
9780190205348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915965.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The reinvented art market began quietly in the mid-1980s but exploded in the early 1990s, much to Altman’s benefit. “Major independent” or “mini major” companies such as New Line and Miramax combined ... More


Safe Passage Communities

JOY G. DRYFOOS

in Safe Passage: Making It through Adolescence in a Risky Society: What Parents, Schools, and Communities Can Do

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195137859
eISBN:
9780199846948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137859.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter presents examples of two specific communities, Minneapolis and Kansas City, several other multicommunity initiatives, and discusses what seem to be the most promising approaches to ... More


A Woman of the Soil in Kansas City

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0027
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces Sherri Harvel and talks about her success story. It starts as she is hoeing around her purple-hulled peas in a community garden in Kansas City. It was the early 1990s, and ... More


Emancipation Proclamation

Robert Peterson

in Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076370
eISBN:
9780199853786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.003.0053
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the events that transpired and the people that made it possible to breach the color line. Two persons, half a continent apart, are credited for making such a breach—Jack ... More


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