Mo’ Curious #4: The View from Beacon Hill

Mo’ Curious #4 draws on recent oral histories from a trio of long-time Kansas Citians. The episode is a cultural memory of Beacon Hill, an urban neighborhood in transition.

Field Notes

Field Notes: ‘Why would I be looking for you?’

This Field Notes post looks at the personal impacts of the coronavirus. Dr. Carmaleta Williams, the director of the Black Archives of Mid-America discusses holding picture parties, interviewing the elders and being the art teacher for a pair of her instantly home-schooled grandsons.

This audio is taken from a phone conversation of April 21, 2020.

Check out more Kansas City Black history by viewing the Beacon Hill oral history project here.