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Karen Humphreys

Karen Humphreys

Cut paper illustration by Lauren Fitzgerald Karen Humphreys 1948 – First woman to serve as federal magistrate judge for U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, retired January 2015; board member of Kansas Leadership Center. When women were just beginning to...
Susanna Salter

Susanna Salter

Cut paper illustration by Lauren Fitzgerald Susanna Salter Birth: March 2, 1860 Death: March 17, 1961 First woman elected mayor in nation She was elected as a joke. In April 1887, just weeks after Kansas women had gained the right to vote in city elections, some men...
Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

Cut paper illustration by Lauren Fitzgerald Langston Hughes Birth: Feb. 1, 1902 Death: May 22, 1967 Poet, social activist, novelist and playwright, leader of the Harlem Renaissance   His words spoke to the human heart. And although he wrote of the African...
Louise Caldwell Murdock

Louise Caldwell Murdock

Louise Caldwell Murdock Birth-1857 Death-1915 Interior Designer, Co-founder of Twentieth Century Club   Louise Caldwell Murdock provided the seed money to start the Wichita Art Museum. When it opened in 1915, the Wichita Carnegie Library was considered a temple...
Samuel Jay Crumbine

Samuel Jay Crumbine

Samuel Jay Crumbine Birth-Sept. 17, 1862 Death-July 12, 1954 Public Health Pioneer This frontier doctor from Dodge City started a grassroots movement in Kansas that soon spread around the world. He took a stand against germs and encouraged Kansans to use more soap....
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