September 7, 2006
Kansas City, Mo. — Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon is encouraging anyone who has an interest in preserving and maintaining the Black Archives of Mid-America to submit an application to serve on the non-profit organization's board of directors. As steward of the state's non-profit assets, Nixon is working with community leaders in the Kansas City area to reconstitute a full 15-member board; 12 of the positions currently are vacant.
Applications are available online on the Attorney General's Web site at www.ago.mo.gov; copies of the application also may be obtained by calling the Attorney General's Kansas City office at 816-889-5000.
All applications must be postmarked by Sept. 21. The applications will be reviewed by an advisory committee headed by Barbara Peterson, the widow of Black Archives founder Horace Peterson.
Nixon held a public hearing in Kansas City on the future of the Black Archives on Aug. 17 and also is holding a public meeting tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Gregg Community Center, 1600 John “Buck” O'Neil Way.