I had did a quick search and found 10 things/people that are part of Black History and from Kansas. This list can be found in a previous blog post. I had then picked my top 3 things/people to research about to make posters of. These are the ones I had chose and an explanation of each.
Benjamin “Pap” Singleton
- Born in Nashville, TN in 1809.
- Organized a move from Tennessee to Kansas to claim land in Dunlap.
- The move to Kansas lead to the Great Exodus of 1879.
- 50,000 men, exodusters, followed Singleton’s lead.
- Defended blacks moving to Kansas when white men opposed the idea.
- Started an organization called Colored United Links (CUL) which had later failed.
- Born in Topeka, KS in 1917.
- Brooks was an African American poet.
- Wrote about the poor of the inner city.
- Published her first poem in 1930.
- Published her first book of poetry in 1945.
- Won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1950.
- JFK asked Brooks to read at the Library of Congress poetry festival in 1962.
- Born in Wichita, KS in 1895.
- McDaniel was an American actress and a professional singer/songwriter.
- First African American to receive a Academy Award.
- Appeared in over 300 films.
- McDaniel has 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.