Black History Month weekly brown bag lecture series
Noon to 1 p.m.
Vanderslice Hall reception room
KCAI concludes its Black History Month brown bag lunch speaker series with “Sarah Rector: Kansas City’s First Black Millionnaire,” a presentation by Geri Sanders. Sanders is an administrative assistant in the president’s office at the KCAI and teaches African American and American history at Penn Valley Community College. Sanders will tell the story of Sarah Rector, a black woman who received an oil-rich land allotment from the Creek Indian Nation that resulted in the acquisition of millions of dollars. Sanders has presented her research on Kansas City’s first black millionaire across the country. She consulted on Homer B. Roberts: An Extraordinary Man (2002), a book by Rusty Restuccia and Elvis “Sonny” Gibson, which includes a chapter about Sarah Rector, and is currently consulting on a children’s book being written about Rector’s childhood. Sanders is also currently working on a biography about the life of Ms. Rector.