Banneker School Foundation Historic Site Parkville, MO

Banneker School Foundation Historic Site Parkville, MO Restoring Banneker School as a living history museum for future generations to enjoy and learn. Banneker School was one of the first black schools in Missouri.

A simple one-room structure, it has connections to Parkville, Park University, the descendants of its earliest students, and serves as an example of a time long past.

A simple one-room structure, it has connections to Parkville, Park University, the descendants of its earliest students, and serves as an example of a time long past.

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10/12/2021

Banneker School Foundation and Historical Site honors Indigenous Peoples Day

Thank you Kim Hughes Perkins for honoring your grandparents Mr and Mrs Torez, your mother Mrs. Edwina Hughes, aunt  Mrs....
10/10/2021

Thank you Kim Hughes Perkins for honoring your grandparents Mr and Mrs Torez, your mother Mrs. Edwina Hughes, aunt Mrs. Sofrances Stokes and uncle Bently Torez celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month honors ancestors Francisco Torez and his wife, Blanche Louella (Anderson) Torez Banneker and Was...
10/08/2021

Hispanic Heritage Month honors ancestors Francisco Torez and his wife, Blanche Louella (Anderson) Torez Banneker and Washington Chapel Family Thanks to granddaughter, Cynthia's efforts, we can celebrate Mr. Torez's journey from Mexico with his father to citizenship and Parkville. The descendants of their children Sofrances (Stokes}, Edwina (Hughes) and Bently Torez continue to honor them. Pictured below, standing second from the left, is descendant Cassandra (Susie Stokes) Tinsey key member of the Banneker/ Mt. Washington Softball team. Also standing third from the right is Shirley (Frazier) Torez, Bently's wife..

Hispanic Heritage Month honors ancestors Francisco Torez and his wife, Blanche Louella (Anderson) Torez Banneker and Washington Chapel Family Thanks to granddaughter, Cynthia's efforts, we can celebrate Mr. Torez's journey from Mexico with his father to citizenship and Parkville. The descendants of their children Sofrances (Stokes}, Edwina (Hughes) and Bently Torez continue to honor them. Pictured below, standing second from the left, is descendant Cassandra (Susie Stokes) Tinsey key member of the Banneker/ Mt. Washington Softball team. Also standing third from the right is Shirley (Frazier) Torez, Bently's wife..

10/05/2021

BANNEKER SCHOOL FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS SUPPORTS PARK HILL SCHOOL DISTRICT DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION INITIATIVES

Joint Statement from the Kansas City Missouri Chapter of the NAACP and the Park Hill School District

The Kansas City Missouri Branch 0f the NAACP reached out to the Park Hill School District about the recent racist online posts by students from Park Hill South High School. A small group of Park Hill South students created an online petition to bring back slavery and published it on Change.org for other people to find and sign.

Officers from the NAACP met with officials from the Park Hill School District to discuss the incident and ask for accountability in the District’s response.

After the meeting, the two groups agreed to issue this joint statement.

The Reverend Dr. Rodney Williams, president of the Kansas City Missouri Branch of the NAACP, summarized that the organization came to these conclusions:

• The NAACP believes that the students of Park Hill South High School have voiced their concerns, that they have been heard and that measures are being put in place to ensure that their concerns continue to be heard.
• The NAACP believes that the Park Hill School District has taken the necessary steps to ensure the safety of the students at Park Hill South High School.
• The NAACP believes that the Park Hill School District has been proactive in its response.
• The NAACP believes that the Park Hill School District is appropriately following its discipline policies and processes to ensure accountability for these acts.
Dr. Jeanette Cowherd, superintendent of the Park Hill School District, stated the following:

• The Park Hill School District is committed to working with the NAACP in addressing its policies and programs that impact minority students.
• The Park Hill School District will seek the advice and counsel of the NAACP in furthering its strategic plan.
• The Park Hill School District will provide ongoing updates to the NAACP to demonstrate that they are fulfilling their commitment to respond properly.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP):
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority citizens of the United States and to be proactive in addressing racial discrimination. The vision of the NAACP is to ensure a society in which all people have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination. The NAACP addresses these concerns through a democratic process

We send Preston and Daisy Young our deepest sympathies and condolences in the loss of your step mother Mrs. Donna Young....
08/02/2021

We send Preston and Daisy Young our deepest sympathies and condolences in the loss of your step mother Mrs. Donna Young.
You are in our thoughts and our prayers

We send Preston and Daisy Young our deepest sympathies and condolences in the loss of your step mother Mrs. Donna Young.
You are in our thoughts and our prayers

Saluting Banneker Board Member and gifted Park Hill School District administrator. Thank you for all you do.
05/27/2021

Saluting Banneker Board Member and gifted Park Hill School District administrator. Thank you for all you do.

Saluting Banneker Board Member and gifted Park Hill School District administrator. Thank you for all you do.

CHANGE FOR CHANGE CAMPAIGN: At the end of Black History Month, students and staff at Plaza Middle School launched a Chan...
05/21/2021

CHANGE FOR CHANGE CAMPAIGN: At the end of Black History Month, students and staff at Plaza Middle School launched a Change for Change campaign to support the Banneker School Foundation Historic Site Parkville, MO museum and the restoration of the local historic landmark.
Today, Tiger students presented a check for $1,540 to Alcorama Spencer and Elizabeth Miller, members of the Banneker Board. #ParkHillCares

Congratulations Brandy Woodley, first Black Park Hill School District Board member.
04/08/2021

Congratulations Brandy Woodley, first Black Park Hill School District Board member.

Congratulations Brandy Woodley, first Black Park Hill School District Board member.

So proud of our Board of Directors member Dr Adrian Singletary
02/26/2021

So proud of our Board of Directors member Dr Adrian Singletary

So proud of our Board of Directors member Dr Adrian Singletary

Washington Chapel CME Church Parkville Missouri
01/08/2021

Washington Chapel CME Church Parkville Missouri

WALK THE WALK WITH PARK UNIVERSITY
Besides the various service opportunities available for student groups, the Office of Student Engagement is also organizing Park's 1st MLK Jr Day Unity Walk on Monday, January 18, 2020. Rather you are on the Parkville campus or at a distance. The goal is to continue to show that we can walk together united.

Join us outside of Copley Quad at 8:30 am on 1/18 for the walk's kickoff. The 2.5k will officially start at 9 am if you are on campus, dress warm.

For those at home, be sure to share pictures of you walking during that time to social media using the following hashtags: #walkthewalk #parkunited #iamparku #mlkday2k21ER

Washington Chapel CME Church Parkville Missouri
12/20/2020

Washington Chapel CME Church Parkville Missouri

We are deeply saddened with the passing of our brother James Bozeman. He was a faithful servant of God. He was a Parkville resident. He served on the Washington Chapel CME Church Board of Trustees. He occasionally maintained the landscaping for Washington Chapel. He and his wife, Juanita, contributed to the Washington Chapel Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. James and Juanita graduated their children James, Steven, and Angela from Park Hill South High School. He was an admiring and devoted grandfather. He modeled adoration for his mother, father and grandmother. He was a faithful brother to his brothers and sisters. He was Aunt Rose's requested caregiver.

He is truly missed by all who knew and loved him. In this season of love, joy and peace let us remember the family in our thoughts and prayers. Rev Rhonda Mitchell, Pastor

We are sorry to say Margret Lee, mom of Cheryl Lee Cave Family descendant and Banneker Foundation board member has passe...
07/18/2020
Eagle's Nest Worship Center – Eagle's Nest Worship Center

We are sorry to say Margret Lee, mom of Cheryl Lee Cave Family descendant and Banneker Foundation board member has passed away.

For those unable to attend mom's going home service please watch live stream...details below:

Family and Friends
The service will be live streamed ...go to
www.enwc.net
at the top of the page there are 3 horizontal white lines
Click the lines a drop box appears
Click on Watch
Will take you to the live stream
Service us Monday July 20th @ 11:00 AM CDST

Eagle's Nest Worship Center
5775 Sorensen Parkway Omaha, NE 68152
Phone: 402.571.9191

Cheryl posted this tribute.

Margaret Elizabeth Lee also known as Pat or Patsy. She and I had been joined at the hip for the past 7 plus years. What a pleasure it has been Mama to walk this journey with you. I treasure all of the moments: the singing along with the Gaither Homecoming Friends Videos or going for one of our "lets go"rides! Attending Creighton Volleyball games, watching the pelicans and the sand hill cranes at the Safari park, the Durham Western Heritage tours and so many other activities. Your delight over your dog Bella as well as a dish of ice cream. Telling you every night at bedtime trying to one up you when I said I love you and you would say I love you best but then I would say I love you most then kiss your forehead and tell you "see I would see you in the morning".
What memories of you and Dad Sam, Robert,Pam, Mike and I all have. We are all blessed by God beyond measure to have had you both for patents. We all witnessed over and over your generosity to us and to others.
Mama you were the ultimate caregiver for all of your family. You did it with such a gracious spirit of love and compassion. And Dad had your back every time. It was truly my pleasure to strive to give to you and dad during his illness, what you so unselfishly gave to them. I will treasure these last years with you always.
Good night Mom, I love you most,best and always. See you in the morning....

Pastor James Hart, alongside his wife Pastor Elictia, cross racial boundaries and prejudices, to lead a diverse, multi-cultural congregation. Known for their compassion, faithfulness, and willingness to go the extra mile to share the love of Christ, they are anointed preachers, teachers, prayer warr...

07/17/2020

It is with much sadness I post board member, Cheryl Lee's tribute to her cherished mom.
Margaret Elizabeth Lee also known as Pat or Patsy. She and I had been joined at the hip for the past 7 plus years. What a pleasure it has been Mama to walk this journey with you. I treasure all of the moments: the singing along with the Gaither Homecoming Friends Videos or going for one of our "lets go"rides! Attending Creighton Volleyball games, watching the pelicans and the sand hill cranes at the Safari park, the Durham Western Heritage tours and so many other activities. Your delight over your dog Bella as well as a dish of ice cream. Telling you every night at bedtime trying to one up you when I said I love you and you would say I love you best but then I would say I love you most then kiss your forehead and tell you "see I would see you in the morning".
What memories of you and Dad Sam, Robert,Pam, Mike and I all have. We are all blessed by God beyond measure to have had you both for patents. We all witnessed over and over your generosity to us and to others.
Mama you were the ultimate caregiver for all of your family. You did it with such a gracious spirit of love and compassion. And Dad had your back every time. It was truly my pleasure to strive to give to you and dad during his illness, what you so unselfishly gave to them. I will treasure these last years with you always.
Good night Mom, I love you most,best and always. See you in the morning....

Sorrowfully reporting the following for former Board Member Cynthia Hughes. Hello family and friends as you all know Yon...
07/02/2020

Sorrowfully reporting the following for former Board Member Cynthia Hughes.

Hello family and friends as you all know Yonnie has passed away and god has called her home. As we do our best to make her send off as beautiful as possible. We also have to face the fact that we will be doing this with no insurance. So, as well prepare to send her off we ask for the help of our friends and family. All donations of any amount or kind will be helpful during this process, to send donations please use cash app $ceeceehughes if you are unable to use cash app, PayPal is also available [email protected] if you need another source please call Cynthia at 816-457-9569 or Ty 816-359-1054

Dr. Singletary and family announcement. “I am taking my talents to Plaza!!!” (LeBron voice) lol As many of you have hear...
07/01/2020

Dr. Singletary and family announcement.

“I am taking my talents to Plaza!!!” (LeBron voice) lol

As many of you have heard, my tenure as assistant principal and athletic director at Park Hill High School has ended. However, I am proud to say I won’t go far as I will have the privilege to serve as the interim Principal at Plaza Middle School!!!

Excited for this new chapter for the Singletary family. Thanks for all the love shared so far, it will indeed be a memorable first year as a head principal.....great timing huh? 😉

Go Tigers!!!!

Join Sunday 2pm from City Hall to Farmers Market.
06/09/2020

Join Sunday 2pm from City Hall to Farmers Market.

Wishing to honor Banneker Famlies Frazier, Stokes and Torez in their Annual Memorial Weekend.Serving on Banneker Restora...
05/22/2020

Wishing to honor Banneker Famlies Frazier, Stokes and Torez in their Annual Memorial Weekend.
Serving on Banneker Restoration Committee to purchase the first Banneker School.

Top: Banneker Softball Team Left: Banneker II Class Grades 1 to 8 Middle: Allen and Rosie Frazier Right: Two Identified Women and young Ms. Rosie Frazier

Congratulations to Banneker School Foundation Board's own Dr. Singletary and family.
05/16/2020

Congratulations to Banneker School Foundation Board's own Dr. Singletary and family.

Thanks Ken Klamm. Thank you Platte County Genealogical and Historical Society,  our legacy partner.Banneker School, righ...
04/16/2020

Thanks Ken Klamm. Thank you Platte County Genealogical and Historical Society, our legacy partner.

Banneker School, right, was the first school for African American children in Parkville. The annual Banneker School breakfast (left) was held at Park Univ on Feb. 24 as part of the continuing effort to raise funds to restore the old school building at 31 W 8th St. in Parkville. Lucille H.Douglass, shown here second from left, is an officer of the Banneker School Foundation and daughter of the 'original' Lucille Douglass who initiated the project..

03/30/2020

Prayers for all of us affected by this pandemic. Banneker Foundation board meetings will be suspended until further notice.
God bless the United States of America. Stay safe.

02/25/2020

GARRISON SCHOOL CULTURAL CENTER PRESENTS

Garrison To Present “The Sarah Rector Story”
Garrison School Cultural Center located at 502 N. Water Street will present “The Sarah Rector Story: Missouri’s First Black Woman Millionaire” on Saturday, February 29th at 5:00 p.m. The program will feature Cynthia Fuller of the Senior Barn Players of Overland Park, Kansas. Fuller will do a reenactment of Sarah Rector who at age 11 was known as the richest Black girl in America.

The Rector family’s ancestors had been enslaved by Muskogee-Creek tribal members, and after the Civil War the U.S. government declared freedmen, such as the Rectors, citizens of the respective tribes in which they had been enslaved. Sarah Rector was both black and an enrolled member of the Muscogee-Creek nation of Oklahoma.

The program will also feature Preston Washington, the president of the Midwest Afro-American Genealogical Interest Coalition (MAGIC) based in Kansas City, Missouri. He serves as Treasurer for the Missouri State Genealogical Association and Washington is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. He is secretary for the Delaware Crossing Chapter of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and a board member of the Association of the Descendants of Nancy Ward. Washington’s research focus is on assisting descendants of Africans that were held in bo***ge among five Indian tribes of Oklahoma discover their familial ties to the Muscogee-Creek, Seminole, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Cherokee nations. The program is free and open to the public.

Contact: Dr. Cecelia Robinson
816-591-6199

01/09/2020

Don’t forget tomorrow starts the new Facebook rule where they can use your photos. Don't forget Deadline today!!! It can be used in court cases in litigation against you. Everything you've ever posted becomes public from today Even messages that have been deleted or the photos not allowed. It costs nothing for a simple copy and paste, better safe than sorry. Channel 13 News talked about the change in Facebook's privacy policy. I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, messages or posts, both past and future. With this statement, I give notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, or take any other action against me based on this profile and/or its contents. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308- 1 1 308-103 and the Rome Statute. NOTE: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tacitly allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates. FACEBOOK DOES NOT HAVE MY PERMISSION TO SHARE PHOTOS OR MESSAGES

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