Symposium on the Shared History of Germans and African Americans

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

  Free

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 mohumanities.org/Germanheritage or call 800-952-8687