Your Community: Black History Month resources at Johnson County Library

“Time for Change: Action Not Words” is the theme for the 2023 Black History Month. Johnson County Library has so many resources it might be hard to choose which to read,

“Time for Change: Action Not Words” is the theme for the 2023 Black History Month. Johnson County Library has so many resources it might be hard to choose which to read, listen to, or participate in, so it’s good we get to celebrate all month long.

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Local history

  • The Legacy of Corinthian Nutter – Learn about the major contributions Ms. Nutter made in Webb v. School District 90 (located in Merriam, KS), which ended segregation five years before Brown v. the Board of Education.
  • JoCo History Collections – Historical photographs and maps documenting the people, places and organizations of Johnson County.
  • Olathe’s early African-American community – Kansas’ anti-slavery legacy offered a fresh start for many former slaves and their families after the Emancipation Proclamation.

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