Wichita African American history http://kmuw.org en Double 'V' For WWII Victory: African Americans In The Armed Forces http://kmuw.org/post/double-v-wwii-victory-african-americans-armed-forces <p></p><p></p><p>It’s reported that less than half of the 2.5-million African American soldiers who registered for the armed forces at the beginning of World War II were called to serve. Those who were enlisted found that as they served their country abroad, they still faced less than a democratic reception at home.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Carla Eckels & Julia Holen 29923 at http://kmuw.org Double 'V' For WWII Victory: African Americans In The Armed Forces Past and Present: Illuminating Wichita's African American History http://kmuw.org/post/past-and-present-illuminating-wichitas-african-american-history <p>Dr. Galyn Vesey is a unique individual in the context of Wichita history. Vesey received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University and his academic career included stints at Utica College and Alabama A &amp; M University. He not only represents “living history” but also seeks, as a scholar, to re-create an important part of Wichita’s African American historical experience.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Robert E. Weems Jr. 25127 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: Illuminating Wichita's African American History Past and Present: Dunbar Theater http://kmuw.org/post/past-and-present-dunbar-theater <p></p><p>Kudos are in order for Wichita’s James Arbertha and the <a href="http://www.powercdc.com/dunbar.htm">Power Community Development Corporation</a> for their long standing efforts to renovate the historic Dunbar Theater at 10th and Cleveland. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Robert E. Weems Jr. 14390 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: Dunbar Theater