Dozens took part in a lecture Wednesday on African-American newspapers and communities in Kansas at the Wichita Public Library downtown.
Historian Aleen Ratzlaff, professor of communications at Tabor College in Hillsboro, says Kansas has a rich history of newspapers that were owned and published by African-Americans and targeted to black readers.
"The emphasis has been on mainstream newspapers, but there were vital publications that were part of the African-American community as well as other ethic communities," he says.
Legislators move forward on school funding amendment; Historian gives lecture on Kansas Black newspapers; Historic site offers travel scholarships to teachers.
Work Starts On School Funding Change
A Senate committee started working on a constitutional amendment to block lawsuits over school funding. The proposal would alter the Kansas Constitution to say only the Legislature can set school spending levels.