The Missouri Negro Industrial Commission was comprised of 16 members, one from each congressional district in the state appointed by the governor for a term of 4 years with the advice and consent of the senate. 

Its duties “were to discover, ferret out, survey, and recommend remedies—educational, moral, and industrial—for the betterment of the negroes of Missouri.” 

It existed until 1928 when the legislation authorizing it expired.

Based upon content from the Missouri State Archives, Missouri Session Logs 1824-present.  

Photo credit: [Boone County, Missouri, Black Archives, Collection, C4057.], The State Historical Society of Missouri, Manuscript Collection.