By The Kansas African American Museum

The African American group of Wichita is as previous because the urban itself, relationship again to early pioneers, cowboys, and enterprise figures. as soon as quite built-in, Wichita turned extra segregated because the twentieth century spread out. In reaction, African american citizens constructed a full of life local downtown with its personal companies, church buildings, colleges, and businesses. international battle II introduced new populations to paintings within the plane and set the level for profound alterations. within the Fifties, a more youthful iteration of leaders challenged racism and discrimination, unleashing a interval of switch that was once either hopeful and painful. in recent times, the African American group has develop 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 existence, obtrusive in politics, enterprise, activities, and education.

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