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[KS] African American Legislators

KU Libraries Exhibit Honors Legacy of Kansas' African-American Legislators
A new exhibit at the University of Kansas honoring African-American state legislators calls attention to the role electoral politics has played in the struggle for freedom and equality in Kansas.

PoliticsLawrence, Kan. - infoZine - The display, "Shaping Kansas Politics: The African American Legislators," can be viewed at KU's Spencer Research Library, located between Strong Hall and the Campanile on the Lawrence campus, or online at spencer.lib.ku.edu through mid-March.

The exhibit contains items from KU's extensive holdings of African-American history and notes African-American legislative leadership in providing property-tax exemption for low-income senior citizens, prohibiting discrimination in mortgage-lending practices and establishing a sickle-cell anemia aid program. African-American legislators also played leading roles in divesting state-funded investments in South Africa during apartheid and sponsoring bills to help the economically disadvantaged maintain the physical condition of their homes.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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