Blacks have a rich and varied history in Missouri; as slaves, freedmen and freedwomen, settlers, teachers, soldiers, farmers... It is a history little known or appreciated--even by native African Missourians. This project is intended to provide access to some of our sad and wonderful history.

This homepage supplies links to information, articles, and narratives about the State's history taken from sources such as the Official Manual of the State of Missouri, Preservation Issues by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the African American Heritage of St. Louis by the St. Louis Public Library, the Black Studies Gopher of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and narratives provided by the Western Historical Manuscripts Collection and University Archives (University of Missouri System).

Links to extra-Missouri sources:
This compilation of information comprising "Missourians of African Descent" is copyrighted 1995 by