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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:45 AM

'Long Roads To Freedom' Civil War Panel Honors St. Louisans Who Championed Civil Rights

This Thursday, Harris-Stowe State University and the Missouri Humanities Council are commemorating some of the city’s past residents in a new Civil War panel titled “Long Roads to Freedom.” It will be unveiled on the grounds of the university near the former site of John B. Henderson’s home, the Missouri senator who co-authored the constitutional amendment abolishing slavery.

The panel also honors others who advanced the cause of equal rights, such as Henderson’s wife Mary Henderson – who was very involved in the cause of women’s suffrage and women’s rights – and Hiram Reed, the first slave freed on the authority of the American military during the
Civil War.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/long-roads-freedom-civil-war-panel-honors-st-louisans-who-championed-civil-rights

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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:06 PM

1. Thanks for putting this out there Sherman A1. Another piece of STL history, out there now for ...

others to see, that perhaps led in a small way to the overall civil rights movement of today. Nice!

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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:39 PM

2. My pleasure.

If you come across something please post it as well.

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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:53 PM

3. Absolutely. I enjoy these tidbits of news, to me sometimes, it is better than the regular news ...

and it truly gives me pleasure to learn about the past, after all, the past along with the present, makes the future eh? A nice story about civil rights...I know of some civil rights efforts on the parts of old friends, long gone, perhaps I can dig up more on one guy (he's gone now), that paid for the highway sign going into STLMO for the gay pride weekend. He would pay for the sign and loved it when it was 'right in their faces as you drove from downtown STLMO west. An attorney from Hillsboro too. The memories are profound and fond to remember.

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