Michael A. Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship, and Justice Hosts Inaugural Program

Michael A. Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship, and Justice

The State Historical Society of Missouri is pleased to be an institutional partner of the Michael A. Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship, and Justice.

As part of its inaugural program on November 11, 2020, the Middleton Center hosted a panel of University of Missouri faculty and alumni who spoke on the enduring ramifications of Lincoln’s famous phrase, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” From their varied interdisciplinary perspectives–and with a particular focus on the Middleton Center’s three pillars of race, citizenship, and justice–the panelists explored Lincoln’s phrase in this contemporary moment.

“I couldn’t think of a more worthy cause and a better time for the University to bring this idea to bear,” said SHSMO trustee Rodney Boyd. “Immediately, I saw the potential for collaboration because our work [at SHSMO] includes the study of the history of Missouri and how Missouri has touched the world.”

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