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The Whole Story Program: Searching For Sarah Rector

Saturday, March 30
The Whole Story Program: Searching For Sarah Rector
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
J.E. Dunn Construction Theater – Third Floor
Free with RSVP
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In 1913 she was touted as the “Richest Black Girl in America,” and soon became a media sensation. However, there is still so much we don’t know about Kansas City’s first Black millionaire, Sarah Rector. In fact, her descendants have spent the past several years raising awareness around the fact that the photos of Sarah Rector circulating on social media, on history blogs, and at many historical institutions are not actually her.

As part of our celebration of Women’s History Month, archivist and historian Geri Sanders, who has done extensive research on the life and legacy of Sarah Rector, will offer a thought-provoking presentation that will give attendees a better understanding of who she truly was and why her story is so important.

The Kansas City Museum is sponsoring this program in partnership with Missouri Humanities and with support from the Missouri Humanities Trust Fund. 

The Rector Mansion at 2000 E. 12th St. African American Heritage Trail


10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Noon – 5:00 p.m.

General Admission is FREE