The stories of Black lives are woven throughout the tapestry of Springfield’s history. Join H. Wes Pratt, Missouri State University’s Chief Diversity Officer and Assistant to the President, as he highlights the rich and complex history of Springfield’s Black community. Pratt will touch on slavery and emancipation, education, Route 66, Black-owned business, civil rights and the annual traditions and celebrations that have been born out of the Black experience in Springfield.
Thursday, September 23
Library Center auditorium