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Explore Missouri’s Rich Mining History

Long before Missouri became a state, early French settlers in the region used picks and shovels to carve out mines that wo...

From Emancipation to Equality – Civil Rights in Missouri

Friday, June 19 is Juneteenth – also known as Emancipation Day. For the unaware, Juneteenth dates back to June 19, 1865, w...

Celebrating Missouri’s Fathers

Since the beginning of time, "fathers" have helped make the world go round. History books are filled with fathers of inven...

Juneteenth in Missouri

On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued an executive order – the Emancipation Proclamation – freeing "all per...

Making Music in Missouri: How Black Missourians Influenced Music

 “I grew up thinking art was pictures until I got into music and found I was an artist and didn’t paint.” – Chuck Ber...

Summer Festivals in Missouri

The scent of barbecue, the sounds of bluegrass, jazz and blues, and the sight of fireworks over the Mississippi and Missou...

‘Mom’ is a Mainstay in Missouri

For centuries, moms have inspired art, movies, music and more. They also have inspired some memorable places in Missouri. ...

Celebrate Truman’s Birthday in Missouri

It's about 1,100 miles from Lamar, Missouri, to Washington, D.C., and he no doubt would have enjoyed the walk. But Harr...

Missouri’s Film Festivals

Take your movie binging to a new level. Step away from your streaming service of choice and check out the fantastic film f...

Missouri’s Civil Rights Stories: Legal Challenges – Education

Several landmark court cases originating in Missouri were instrumental in the fight for civil rights. Among those cases, t...

Missouri’s Civil Rights Stories: Josephine Baker – Entertainer, Spy and Activist

Born into poverty in 1906 in St. Louis, Josephine Baker escaped segregation in the United States to reach international st...

Missouri’s Civil Rights Stories: Protests and Progress

Kansas CityLike many cities in the United States in the early-to-mid 1900s, Kansas City had long enforced segregation that...