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      Banneker School Foundation Breakfast in Kansas City

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      February 24, 2020

      Monday   7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

      8700 NW River Park Drive
      Kansas City, Missouri 64152

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      Banneker School Foundation Breakfast

      The Banneker School Foundation will hold its annual fundraising breakfast on Monday, Feb. 24, at Park University. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Park Distance Learning Conference Center within the Parkville Commercial Underground on the University’s Parkville Campus.

      The event, held in partnership with the University, will include an update related to the restoration and fundraising efforts of the historic one-room structure, located at 31 W. 8th Street in Parkville, built in 1885 to educate children of color. In addition, the breakfast will recognize the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in Virginia in summer 1619 and the Banneker School’s resistance to slavery.

      Ajamu Webster, founder and chief executive officer of DuBois Consultants Inc., a civil and structural engineering firm based in Kansas City, Mo., will be the featured speaker.

      In addition, Shawn Alexander, Ph.D., professor of African and African American studies and director of the Langston Hughes Center at the University of Kansas, who will present Park University’s 19th annual Spencer Cave Black History Month Lecture on that same night in the Jenkin and Barbara David Theater inside Alumni Hall on the University’s Parkville Campus starting at 7 p.m., will be introduced to those in attendance. Alexander will present a discussion on “Langston Hughes – The Crisis Magazine and the Harlem Renaissance.”

      The Platte County Parks and Recreation Outreach Program continues to assist with restoration efforts of the Banneker School.

      Tickets for the event are $35 per person and can be purchased at or at the door the day of the event. Sponsorships are also available for $1,000 per table. For more information about the event or to purchase a table, contact Banneker School Foundation board member Adrian Singletary at

      Cost: Payment required - $35 per person; $1,000 sponsorship tables

      Categories: Education | Fundraising & Charity | Politics & Activism

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