6:00PM Light Reception | 6:30PM Lecture | 7:30PM Meet-N-Greet
Stotler Lounge Memorial Student Union | 518 Hitt Street, Columbia University *FREE parking available in University Avenue Garage*
“Lincoln University: Black Culture Mecca of the Midwest” presented by Gary Kremer, Executive Director of the State Historical Society of Missouri.
Explore the history of Lincoln University from its founding by former Missouri slaves in 1866 through its emergence as a state-funded normal and vocational school to its establishment as the state’s only public institution of higher education for African Americans in 1921. Special attention will be given to Lincoln University’s “golden years,” from 1921 through the mid-1950s, when it was often referred to as the “Black Harvard of the Midwest.” Join Gary R. Kremer, described by one historian as “the dean of historians of the African American experience in Missouri,” for a look at the history of one of the state’s most important African American institutions.
Reception honoring: Jerald Jones Woolfolk, 20th President of Lincoln University
Brought to you by: The Division of Inclusion, Diversitym & Equity – University of Missouri, The State Historical Society of Missouri, and Missouri Humanities.