The My Missouri Lecture Series invites prominent Missourians from all walks of life to reflect on what being a Missourian has meant to them as they speak about how the state’s history, people, and culture have shaped their experiences.
The 2021 My Missouri Lecture was presented as part of the State Historical Society's Fall Lecture Series. Legendary Mizzou basketball coach Norm Stewart spoke at the Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia.
Norm Stewart grew up around the small farming community of Shelbyville, Missouri. One of Missouri’s best-known sports heroes, Stewart made his impact on the court, on the field, and on the bench. He first made his name as a player at Mizzou, then in the NBA, and to most basketball fans, as the coach for the University of Missouri. Inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2000, his legacy is cemented in the record books with eight conference championships, six post-season titles, and many more achievements and awards.