Topeka—Kansas African American Affairs Commissioners, staff, and members of the Kansas Black Legislative Caucus will be commemorating the accomplishments of African American residents of Kansas on Friday, February 22 at 9:30 a.m. in Landon State Office Building, Room 108. During the ceremony the Governor’s proclamation officially recognizing February as Black History Month will be read by Dr. Mildred Edwards.
A new feature of the Kansas African American Affairs Commission website also will be unveiled during the ceremony. The ‘Kansas Black History Remembered’ online calendar highlighting African Americans in Kansas from 1865 to the present day will be a unique resource for Kansans. It consolidates information about relating to everyday and well-known African American people, places, and events. The calendar was developed in partnership with the Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries and information from area archives. It will be updated on a regular basis.