Missouri's Complicated Racial Past
Date: January 29, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Town: Arrow Rock
County: Saline
Location: Arrow Rock Federated Church

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Sunday, January 29, 10:30 a.m. Gary R. Kremer will present the following program at the Arrow Rock Federated Church: Missouri's Complicated Racial Past: Causes and Consequences Using examples from Missouri history, historian and author Gary Kremer will focus on the ways in which African Americans and whites often interpret both the past and the present differently. These differing interpretations stem, in part, from different histories, which, in turn, derive from, among other things, the fundamental realities of race. The goal of this presentation is to encourage individuals and groups to seek to understand the historical forces that have shaped their lives, as well as the lives of those with whom they come in contact. Dr. Gary R. Kremer is the executive director of the State Historical Society of Missouri. He taught history at Lincoln University in Jefferson City (1972–87) and William Woods University in Fulton (1991–2004). He has written, coauthored, and coedited 12 books, most recently Race and Meaning: The African American Experience in Missouri. Dr. Kremer was instrumental in researching and writing about Arrow Rock’s African American history as well as the history of Pennytown, located south of Marshall. Articles on both appear in his most recent book. The program is presented by the “Show Me Missouri” Speaker’s Bureau, a cooperative venture of the State Historical Society of Missouri and the Missouri Humanities Council. It is sponsored by the Arrow Rock Federated Church as part of their Last Sunday of the Month Community Conversations Series and is open free to the public. The church is located at the corner of 6th and High Streets in Arrow Rock, Missouri. You are also welcome to attend the 9:30 a.m. worship service led by Pastor Patrick Overton.