Mamie Hughes Rogers

Mamie Currie Hughes was born into an educated black family in Florida and moved to Kansas City with her husband to assume a powerful role in black social circles there. She taught school, got elected to the county legislature, was hired as a community planner and became an advocate and volunteer for scores of projects aimed at cutting through racial and gender biases and discrimination.

Now 90+ years of age, Mamie Hughes Rogers is a Kansas City icon who has helped establish equality in every layer of civic and political life.

Mamie's Journey With Personal Chapters

Personal Chapters began collaborating with Mamie Hughes Rogers after a conference in her attorney, John Kurtz's office. He believed so much in the power and value of Mamie's story that he had one of his legal assistants take Mamie's dictation and put together a raw manuscript.

Personal Chapters Publishing used that manuscript, reorganized it and consulted frequently in person with Mamie. Her book launch is one of the most memorable in Personal Chapters' history, taking place at The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.