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Teaching American History – African American Literature: “In Their Own Words”

10/7/2022 | Missouri State Museum | Jefferson City, MO

The Missouri State Museum is hosting three Teaching American History seminars in 2022 and early 2023. These free daylong seminars connect scholars with local educators on a wide array of topics. Registration is required.

This seminar will explore the range, complexity and narrative power of African American literature. With a particular focus on women writers, it will examine what literature can teach us about America’s struggle to align its politics more closely to its founding ideals.

All participants will receive a letter of continuing education and digital and paper copies of the agenda and documents reader. Lunch will be provided by the Missouri State Museum.

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Program Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Program Location: Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 100 Jefferson St., Jefferson City

The Missouri State Museum is located at:

First Floor, State Capitol, 201 W. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, MO | 573-751-2854

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs