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Race and Meaning: The African-American Experience in Missouri

Presented by:
Gary Kremer

Publish Date:
March 27, 2015

Presentation Length:
1 hour 20 minutes 08 seconds (1:20:08)

State Historical Society of Missouri Executive Director Gary Kremer spoke about his new book, Race and Meaning: The African American Experience in Missouri at a program held at the Missouri State Archives on February 26, 2015.

Kremer’s talk focused on stories from central Missouri, including: Lake Placid, a recreational area for African-Americans in Morgan County, the Missouri Industrial Home for Negro Girls in Tipton, and Lincoln University in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Over the past four decades, Kremer has written extensively about the African-American experience in Missouri. His new book is a detailed collection of 14 articles that address issues such as the transition from slavery to freedom, African-Americans seeking new opportunities in Missouri’s cities, and the history of black rural communities.


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