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Landing After Hours: A Party Man: Walthall Moore and the Fall of Black Republicanism in Missouri

2/1/2023 | Missouri State Museum | Jefferson City, MO

Elected as a member of the Republican Party in 1920, Rep. Walthall Moore became the first Black American to serve in the Missouri General Assembly. As a pioneering figure for Black enfranchisement and civil rights, Moore faced constant hostility and resistance throughout his political career, both from members of the opposition and from members of his own party.

Join Nathan Elwood, administrator of the Missouri Legislative Library, as he discusses how this remarkable figure’s tenure of service saw several fundamental shifts in Missouri politics that resonate to this day.

The Missouri State Museum's "Landing After Hours" program is held the first Wednesday of each month at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, located at 100 Jefferson St. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the program will start at 7 p.m. Convenient parking is available in the lot next to the Lohman Building.

In addition to being held in person, this program will also be livestreamed on the Missouri State Museum's Facebook page.

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Program Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Program Location:
  • In person: Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 100 Jefferson St., Jefferson City
  • Virtual: Missouri State Museum Facebook page

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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