Its time we acknowledge this history. Its time we tell these stories and remind everyone that the enslaved cooked the meals, fixed the broken axle on the wagon, put in the crops, and built the houses. Its time we understand that the building of America did not happen in a vacuum, that these people were here too.
To understand the stories, one has to look at the times in which someone was living. Not just within a building at an address, but to consider their dreams, their failures and the time in which they lived.
The Story of Archer Alexander from Slavery to Freedom March 30, 1863 by William G. Eliot, a member of the Western Sanitary Commission St. Louis was published by Cupples, Upham and Company, Old Corner Bookstore in 1885 in Boston Massachusetts. Eliot shares the life of … Continue reading Archer Alexander
The Missouri Humanities Council is asking everyone to show your support for Missouri’s German heritage! Tell Governor Nixon to sign HB 1851!
Use the link below to contact the Constituent Services division of the Office of Missouri Governor Jay Nixo
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We started with our whole party to Missouri…. crossed the river in the horse boat. Our party now consists of fifty five persons, 20 horses, 10 dogs and 4 cows. One of our carriage horses had become very lame in…
As a writer, sometimes you just get so caught up with a story, you just can’t stop, and it begins to have to follow it wherever the journey takes you. In an effort to trace Alexander’s early roots Keith Winstead and I will begin in … Continue reading A Journey
Sometimes falling down the rabbit hole can be a good thing!
Keeven-Franke says she “passionately loves to share the immigration stories,” which will be the subject of her presentation to the Boonslick Historical Society. She will explain what that huge wave…