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September 17
St Louis: Missouri History Museum, Lindell & DeBaliviere (Forest Park)

Stories from Sumner Panel Discussion
Thursday, September 17

Sumner High School opened in 1875, becoming the first high school for African Americans west of the Mississippi. From being the only black high school in St. Louis until 1927, to its long list of distinguished alumni—including Arthur Ashe, Chuck Berry, Dick Gregory, and Tina Turner—Sumner has carved out a remarkable place in the history of St. Louis. Join the Sumner Alumni Association for a panel program that shines a light on some of the people and moments that have
contributed to the school’s rich history.
Presented in partnership with the Sumner High School Alumni Association


September 17-19

West Plains. Ninth Annual Ozarks Studies Symposium.

For more info, call 417.255.7285 or visit


September 25-27





September 26

Kirksville: Round Barn Blues Festival



The Chris O'Leary Band

Amanda Fish Band

Ian Cooper Project


Gates open 3pm, music starts at 4

MO'taters, Hickory Smoked BBQ and beverages available.

November 10-12

Jefferson City: annual meeting of the Missouri Folklore Society  



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