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Legislation #: 120033 Introduction Date: 1/12/2012
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 1/22/2012
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS REED, SHARP, CURLS, JAMES, JR., WAGNER, CIRCO, DAVIS, FORD, JOHNSON, MARCASON, BROOKS, GLOVER AND TAYLOR
Title: Welcoming Dr. Doretha K. Williams as Executive Director of Black Archives.

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1/10/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
1/12/2012 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 120033

 

Welcoming Dr. Doretha K. Williams as Executive Director of Black Archives.

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri welcomes Doretha K. Williams, Ph.D., as the new Executive Director of the Black Archives of Mid-America; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Williams began her tenure on September 26, 2011; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Williams received her doctorate in American Studies from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Williams most recently served as project manager for the project on the History of Black Writing (HBW), where she coordinated federally funded grants, implemented public programs, and organized HBW's literary collections; and

WHEREAS, as project manager, Dr. Williams coordinated the Langston Hughes National Poetry Project (LHNPP), an educational grant funded in part by National Endowment for the Humanities; and

WHEREAS, as a graduate student, Dr. Williams taught courses in the Humanities and Western Civilization program at the University of Kansas; and

WHEREAS, in addition she served as a Speakers Bureau Member for the Kansas Humanities Council and the State Library of Kansas Center for the Book program; and

WHEREAS, the Topeka, Kansas native graduated from Fisk University and is a member of the Kansas City, Kansas chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc; NOW, THEREFORE;

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

That the Mayor and Council hereby welcome Dr. Doretha K. Williams, Ph.D., as the new Executive Director of the Black Archives of Mid-America; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Dr. Doretha K. Williams with the best wishes of the Mayor and Council for a successful career with the Black Archives of Mid-America.

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