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To celebrate Black History Month, the Children’s Mercy Hospital Diversity and Inclusion staff produced a video about the Wheatley-Provident Hospital, Kansas City’s first hospital for Black residents, owned by Black doctors.
The UMKC Libraries celebrate Black History Month with our 12th annual African American Read-In, and this display of works from our collections by African American authors. The African American Read-In celebrates African American literature and literacy with readings of excepts from poetry, speeches, stories, and other works of literature created by African American authors and artists. On display January – February, 2021.
Equity, Event
February 14, 2021 2:00 pm
The 2021 African American Read-In from the UMKC Libraries is going virtual! Register to join us on Zoom on February 15th from 2:00-3:30 pm.
Come experience the life and music of KC native, and pioneering composer and improviser, Charlie Parker, featured on the 1st floor of the UMKC Library, January 19 – July 30, 2021.

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Case dimensions: 5’ long x 30” wide x 9” high sitting atop 3’ legs

Glass exhibit table


The First Floor Gallery is located just inside the main entrance of the Miller Nichols Library.

Wall with exhibit content