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Struggle for Statehood

Feb
23
Feb 23 – Mar 26, 2021
Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Hulston Lobby, First Floor
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Hulston Lobby, First Floor
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Developed by the Missouri Humanities Council in consultation with the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, the traveling exhibition Struggle for Statehood examines the conflict, crisis, and compromise surrounding Missouri's admission into the Union.

The exhibit explores the many facets of the Missouri crisis on both a national and local level. Learn about the history of Missouri leading up to its battle for admission and how it shaped the future state. Consider the history of slavery in Missouri and its lasting effects on the region. Examine what it means to be a state and how that meaning differed for the diverse groups of peoples living in Missouri at the time of its admission.

Supported by the Bicentennial Alliance, companion programming has been made possible in part from funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit Missouri2021.org for more on Missouri's bicentennial commemoration.