Six degrees of connection: Lucile H. Bluford

History is all about connections, change and, I hope, progress. Lucile H. Bluford isn’t from Columbia, Missouri but she’s connected to Columbia, Missouri. A book about this journalist, Black feminist and civil rights advocate was published on April 23, 2018 and I apologize for not publicizing it then. To buy it direct, click the title: “Lucile…

Street Renaming Controversy Not New

Recently, there’s been a move afoot to rename Maryland Avenue at the University of Missouri to Tiger Avenue. Reports indicate some controversy about the proposal. Research on the historic significance of Maryland Avenue even reached back to an October 23, 1912 article in the University Missourian newspaper, with the help of the Western Historic Manuscript…

Money magazine’s Top 10

Do you ever wonder if those ratings, such as those in Money magazine, make any sense? I used to, but I’ve since decided the answer is, “Naw.” I could give you a lot of reasons for that, but here is one. This year’s Number 10 city, Rogers, Arkansas, gets kudos for 23 buildings on the…