Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II Honors Mrs. Ruby Arnold With Congressional Record
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, recently honored the life of Mrs. Ruby Arnold who saved the Black Archives of Mid-America several years after Horace Peterson founded the Archives.
“Years after Peterson’s accidental death, the BAMA experienced internal tumult that unfortunately played out in the Kansas City media. The unflattering press resulted in funding shortfalls and eventually, the exodus from Vine street, sometimes referred to as the ‘Firehouse,’” Rep. Cleaver said.
As BAMA began to fade, in part, because it did not have an adequate home or sufficient funding nor the extensive collection …