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MA-10-16-0231-16

Missouri Historical Society
Fiscal Year: 
2016
Award: 
$127,756.00
City: 
Saint Louis
State: 
MO
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museums for America
Program Categories: 
MFA-Learning Experiences

The Missouri Historical Society will create the ACTivists Project to raise awareness about St. Louis' civil rights history and situate the 2014 events in Ferguson in the context of the larger civil rights movement. The Missouri Historical Society seeks to educate by engaging the community with the history of civil rights in St. Louis and by showing the connections and relevance of today's social movements to those of the past. The project will develop inclusive and accessible learning opportunities for a variety of audiences by expanding the reach of the museum theatre programs and providing an expanded, two-part K-12 educational experience. The project will increase understanding and awareness of St. Louis's civil rights history and help visitors connect the city's past with its present.