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Civil Rights Exhibit at Missouri History Museum

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - Sunday, April 15, 2018

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#1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis examines the local civil rights movement and the city’s leading role in advancing the cause of racial justice. From ground-level activism to groundbreaking court rulings, St. Louis has been front and center in contesting racial inequities. #1 in Civil Rights uncovers a history that’s compelling and complex, but that all too often has been overlooked in the telling and retelling of the larger national narrative. That narrative includes four precedent-setting Supreme Court civil rights cases that originated in St. Louis—possibly the most to ever reach the High Court from one source. It also includes events and battles that had significant and lasting impact.

While in the #1 in Civil Rights gallery, you’ll likely encounter an MHM ACTivist. The ACTivists portray a selection of characters who tell the story of the African American freedom struggle in St. Louis. These staff members will answer questions following performances, either as the characters they’re portraying or as modern-day museum interpreters. ACTivists will be in the exhibition whenever it’s open, other than for short breaks of 30 minutes or less.

The Museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm, and open late every Tuesday night until 8pm.

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March 11
Sunday, April 15, 2018
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Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63112 United States
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