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By The Kansas African American Museum

The African American neighborhood of Wichita is as previous because the urban itself, courting again to early pioneers, cowboys, and enterprise figures. as soon as rather built-in, Wichita turned extra segregated because the twentieth century spread out. In reaction, African american citizens built a full of life local downtown with its personal companies, church buildings, colleges, and firms. international struggle II introduced new populations to paintings within the airplane and set the level for profound alterations. within the Fifties, a more youthful new release of leaders challenged racism and discrimination, unleashing a interval of switch that used to be either hopeful and painful. lately, the African American group has turn into extra complicated, with generations of proven households joined by means of contemporary transplants, emigrants from Africa, and kids of combined marriages. whereas demanding situations stay, African americans are extra seen than ever prior to in neighborhood lifestyles, obvious in politics, enterprise, activities, and education.

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