Symposium on the Shared History of Germans and African Americans

Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm


This open forum will address the key role German immigrants played in the abolition of slavery in Missouri. Prominent scholars, historians and a playwright will share this amazing history with a panel discussion. (Dr. Gary Kremer, Executive Director of the State Historical Society pictured) There will also be music from the African American and German community followed by a live excerpt of the highly acclaimed play AN AMAZING STORY: GERMAN ABOLITIONISTS OF MISSOURI.

Attendees are invited to take a special tour of Deutschheim State Historic Site, available from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 101 W. Second Street. Visit the Strehly House print shop, home of the Hermanner Wochenblatt, one of the most influential abolitionists German newspaper in Missouri.

Must register at or call 800-952-8687