Emancipation Day & Juneteenth

So when do we celebrate Emancipation Day and Juneteenth? Apparently, that depends — and depended — on where you were! The State Historical Society of Missouri has created an interactive map showing where and when either or both of these events’ origins and history. A news release from SHSMO states that Aug. 4 celebrations of…

Events: Two ways to save history

— The Columbia’s governmental Historic Preservation Commission meeting has rescheduled its usual first Tuesday of the month meeting to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. It will be in Conference Room 1B. This organization is part of city government and reviews — but cannot stop — demolitions and manages the city’s Notable Properties program…

Sept. 14 Zoom webinar on Negro Leagues

This 7 p.m. Sept. event is free but registration is required. Here’s where you can register. https://shsmo.org/events/2021/african-american-experience-kendrick President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Bob Kendrick will discuss the Negro Leagues, where Black baseball players were restricted to playing until 1947 when Jackie Robinson was signed to play the major leagues. Learn more here: https://www.loc.gov/collections/jackie-robinson-baseball/articles-and-essays/baseball-the-color-line-and-jackie-robinson/1940-to-1946/…