Harvard Gazette: Photography exhibit examines justice, grief, and resilience. “A new digital exhibition opened March 26 at the Griot Museum of Black History in St. Louis, showcasing six photography-based artists from or living in the city’s north side, as part of a cultural partnership with the Harvard University Commonwealth Project.”
News Tribune: Missouri Supreme Court launches bicentennial website celebrating courts. “The new website, which features interactive timelines, offers users a chance to explore the early days of Missouri’s courts, discover how the courts expanded to address the state’s increased case volume, learn about additional changes in the 20th century and explore how Missouri’s courts reorganized to better serve citizens. Its final timeline on the judiciary’s much more recent history examines how embracing new technologies are helping the courts improve their service.”
KNSS: Historic maps digitized for the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail. “A collection of historic trail maps has been digitized and is available online in time for the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail…. The historic Santa Fe Trail marked its beginnings when William Becknell’s trading expedition left Boonville, Missouri, on September 1, 1821, for Santa Fe, Mexico. The expedition followed days after Mexico separated from Spain’s 300-year rule. The Santa Fe Trail became the primary trade route between the new nation of Mexico and the United States.”
University of Missouri System: A New Online Exhibit Brings Insight Into The 1968 Kansas City Uprising
University of Missouri System: A New Online Exhibit Brings Insight Into The 1968 Kansas City Uprising. “Eight Days in April recalls the events of the 1968 Uprising in Kansas City through photos, audio, and video found directly on the online exhibit and through links to additional sources. This most recent iteration of the exhibit paints a picture by highlighting Kansas City’s past policies on segregation, and builds a timeline depicting the events leading up to and during the Uprising.” I didn’t know anything about this part of Kansas City’s history. KSHB has an extensive article.
Missouri Secretary of State: Ashcroft Proudly Announces State Archives “Virtual Tour” – an Online Video for Missouri Third and Fourth Grade Students
Missouri Secretary of State: Ashcroft Proudly Announces State Archives “Virtual Tour” – an Online Video for Missouri Third and Fourth Grade Students. “Today Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced a new video available online for Missouri’s third and fourth grade students, providing them a virtual tour of the Missouri State Archives.”
Google Blog: Kansas City is buzzing: explore it with Google Arts & Culture. “If you’re parched for more historical information about this Midwestern metropolis, here are seven things you can now discover on Google Arts & Culture—no speakeasy password required for entry. Today, Kansas City is a place where BBQ smoke rings meet finer things, where contemporary creatives cross cultural icons and where architectural treasures are housed in vibrant neighborhoods.”