|Scott Joplin House, St. Louis|
Hope everyone had a great Juneteenth (and Father's Day) no matter how you celebrated!
Before getting back to our regular Texas Black History features here's a link from one our our Lifetime Members, Bonnie Neely. Bonnie and her husband Bill edit Real Travel Adventures, which featured the article Exploring Black History in Missouri, written by Dallas resident Doris Daniels, the niece of Joan Mathis, another of our members.
The tour was organized by Angela DaSilva of St. Louis, President of the National Black Tourism Network. Some of the sites included were these in Kansas City
- 18th & Vine Historic Jazz District
- American Jazz Museum
- Negro League Baseball Museum
St. Louis places of interest were
- Old Courthouse, site of 1847 Dred Scott Decision
- Dred Scott's grave in Calvary Cemetery
- Black World History Museum
- Missouri Historical Museum
- Scott Joplin House National Historical Site
Other visits in the state were
- Buffalo Soldiers Monument, Leavenworth, KS
- Colored School of Banneker, Parkville
- Towns of Pennytown and Arrow Rock
|Dred Scott Grave, St. Louis|
The ties to Texas kept showing up here - Buffalo Soldiers, Scott Joplin (born in Texarkana), the Dred Scott decision that affected people all over the U.S. Just a reminder that any portion of our history has an impact on all of us. Calling something "Black History" or "Texas History" isn't about defining the boundaries but the starting point.
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Of course, it's Black Music Month (another starting point!), so here are two versions of St Louis Blues and one of Going to Kansas City.