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Lucile H. Bluford Collection

Identifier: MS-0219

Scope and Contents

The Lucile H. Bluford Collection was transferred from a local regional historical society in 2010. Although only two linear feet in volume, it is rich in potential for anyone researching not only Lucile Bluford herself, but subjects such as Kansas City social issues, as well as Civil Rights. Bluford’s numerous community activities are documented in several studies and reports. Utilizing her status as owner and editor of the Kansas City Call, she reached out to fight social injustice for the African-American population. There are 35 photographs in the collection, which depict historical moments during the struggle for civil rights. On September 22, 1969, there were demonstrations across the country labeled as Black Monday. Organized by a black community action group, they demanded more jobs in construction. There is also a group of unidentified photos with scenes from a black college football event, possibly from the 1940s in Alabama.


  • 1940 - 1982


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status is unknown.


2 Linear Feet (LaBudde: 2 boxes, 38 folders, 35 photographs.)

Language of Materials


LaBudde: Teresa L. Gipson, Stuart Hinds (supervising archivist).
LaBudde: November 2012.
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Special Collections and Archives Repository