Tag Archives: African-American history

What’s in the Boonslick?

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel around the Boonslick Area with Missouri Tourism Director Katie Steele Danner. The Boonslick Area is rich in  cultural heritage and history. From Civil War to African-American history, you can be sure to find it there.  Visiting the various towns and communities was like a step back in time. I ... Read More »

Thinking about history

I’ve never been much of a history buff. (Sorry, dad.) But doing research and talking with state historians about African-American history uncovered what, to me, were new and interesting stories about some of the people who made great contributions to this country. For example, George Washington Carver was born into slavery. His mother was kidnapped when he was about one ... Read More »