Harry Colmery

Harry Colmery

Cut paper illustration by Lauren Fitzgerald Harry Colmery Birth – Dec. 11, 1890 Death—1979 Topeka attorney, author of the G.I. Bill, national commander of the American Legion Harry Colmery had a vision – to thank those who gave military service. The bill that forever...
Walter Chrysler

Walter Chrysler

Cut paper illustration by Lauren Fitzgerald Walter Chrysler Birth—April 2, 1875 Died—Aug. 18, 1940 Founder of Chrysler Corporation, auto manufacturer; engineer   Walter P. Chrysler always challenged himself to build enthusiasm in the people around him. The cars...
Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas

Cut paper illustration by Lauren Fitzgerald Aaron Douglas Birth—May 26, 1899 Death—Feb. 2, 1979 Artist and illustrator of the Harlem Renaissance His artwork inspired a culture. Nicknamed the “Father of Black American Art,” Douglas produced powerful, distinctive works...
Satanta

Satanta

Cut paper illustration by Lauren Fitzgerald Satanta Birth: 1829 Died: Oct. 11, 1878 Kiowa War Chief, Orator Military students still study the tactical skills of Chief Satanta. In 1867, Satanta was nicknamed the “Orator of the Plains” by U.S. soldiers and reporters at...
Esther Brown

Esther Brown

Cut paper illustration by Lauren Fitzgerald Esther Brown Born Sept. 19, 1917 Died May 24, 1970 Civil Rights Advocate Most Kansans may be familiar with John Brown, the fiery abolitionist of the 1850s or the landmark Supreme Court Case, Brown vs. Board of Education,...
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...
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