Executive Director of the Kansas City Public Library Crosby Kemper III chats with some of Kansas City’s historical figures ranging from presidents to baudy house madams, from innovators to groundbreakers, from poets and painters to outlaws and outcasts.
In this episode of Meet the Past, Crosby Kemper III interviews William Shakespeare.
Poet and playwright Langston Hughes
William Allen White - the Emporia, Kansas news editor who won two Pulitzer Prizes.
Amelia Earhart, celebrated Kansas aviatrix
Arthur Stilwell - founder of the Kansas City Southern Railway
Jesse James, the legendary Liberty, Missouri outlaw
Walt Disney - the man from Marceline, Missouri who created the house of Mickey.
Crosby chats with President Harry S. Truman
Crosby cozies up with Annie Chambers, KC's most famous madame.
Charlie "Bird" Parker, the Kansas City native known as the architect of bebop.
Thomas Hart Benton - Kansas City's most charismatic painter and muralist.
Crosby reminisces with Nell Donnelly Reed - a pioneer in the business of women's wear.