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Mary Elizabeth Lease

Kansas City Star

A portrait of Populist "Mary Elizabeth Lease as she appeared in 1895 when she was at the height of her political activities in Kansas." The illustration was copied from the March 29, 1931, issue of "The Kansas City Star" newspaper, and is surrounded by a portion of an article written about Lease. A passionate speaker within the Populist Party, Lease, 1850-1933, urged Kansas farmers to "raise less corn and more hell" in their resistance to big business.

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Sherman A. Parks, Jr.

This series of photographs are representations of Sherman A. Parks Jr. as he grows up from adolescence to a young adult. Some of the images of Sherman include him playing in the Sunflower Games, shaking hands with George Brett, attending significant events such as the 1984 Kansas Black legislative Conference, graduation from Washburn University and family photos. Also included is candidate information when Sherman ran for State Representative 59th District, and a newspaper clipping of Sherman being elected executive director of the Kansas Chiropractic Association.

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