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This photograph shows the interior of the Citizens Funeral Home in Wichita, Kansas. The business was originally purchased and owned by Victoria Murdoch-Hightower who was the first African-American funeral director in Kansas. She also owned the Hightower Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas. Later her daughter, Xavia Earline Hightower-Howard, entered the business. She was the first female African-American licensed funeral director and embalmer. Xavia was active in the community, serving on many committees and boards. She retired from the funeral business in 1998.

Creator: Hughes, Leon K.
Date: Between 1945 and 1950

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Item Number: 223598
Call Number: FK2.S3 W.61 *9 (digital image)
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 223598

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