February 14, 1920

In Kansas City Rube Foster organized the Negro National League. Both St. Louis and Kansas City were among the original franchises.


October 8, 1896

Missouri-born George Washington Carver taught his first class at Tuskegee Institute on this date.


January 10, 1864

Probable birth date of George Washington Carver in Diamond, MO. This scientist probably saved the economy of the south with his concept of crop rotation and the hundreds of new products he developed from legumes.


Arrow Rock’s Hidden Black History

The National Historic Landmark Village of Arrow Rock Embraces its Diverse Past.


February 11, 1856

The United States Supreme Court began hearing arguments in the landmark Dred Scott case.