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The Missouri History Museum is celebrating Black History Month with a range of programs throughout February.
Cicely Hunter, Missouri Historical Society public historian of the African American History Initiative, said the museum highlights diversity year-round, but especially during Black History Month and Juneteenth.
We have a series of different events on Tuesdays and on Thursdays,” Hunter told KSDK.com.
“We’ll have the ‘#1 Civil Rights Exhibit and Beyond’. We’ll also have ‘Movement and Migration’. It is focusing on the early period, post-Civil War time frame.”
Hunter said the museum is “Really spotlighting the importance of Black history told from Black perspectives and narratives [so] we can build that equitable future.”
Hunter said financial support for the museum is vital, she wants the community to be curious and connected.