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Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

Way back in the day, when Kansas City avenues were “lined with jazz clubs, street bands and folks harmonizing on every corner,” a talented...

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Madame C.J. Walker

FIRST WOMAN MILLIONAIRE OF ANY RACE ON RECORD IN THE UNITED STATES Madame C.J. Walker aka - Sarah Breedlove Walker B. 12/23/1867 D. 5/25/1919 Born...

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Meet Sean Gilmore, 13-year old inventor of the Sleepover Bed Tent. Sean identified a problem that many kids have; they love inviting their friends...

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Muhammad Ali

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