Author to speak on the African American Experience in Missouri at Garrison Cultural Center

Garrison School Cultural Center continues its commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act with Gary Kremer discussing his new book, Race and Meaning: The African American Experience in Missouri. Kremer, a former State Archivist and history teacher at Lincoln University and William Woods University, has written extensively about the African American experience in Missouri during his career.  

The program will be held at the Garrison School Cultural Center at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 29.  The Cultural Center is located at 502 N. Water St. in Liberty.

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The Clay County African American Legacy Inc. (CCAAL Inc.) was founded in 2000 during the Kansas City 150th annual "Celebration of the Heart.” The primary focus of the organization is improving the quality of life for its citizens by educating adults, and especially youth, of the cultural diversity that exists in the Northland. 

In 2001, CCAAL Inc. raised funds to build a Freedom Fountain Monument in Liberty, Missouri, on the lawn of the old courthouse square, and in 2002 installed an a 8 x 10 ft. mural on the 3rd floor of the Administration Building, featuring African American pioneers businesses, schools and churches from the 1820’s to the present day.

CCAAL Inc. purchased Garrison School, established in 1877 to educate black youth of Liberty, from the Liberty School District in 2003. This permanent base of operation allows the organization to present ongoing programming for residents of Clay County and the Greater Kansas City metroplex.

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Clay County African American Legacy, Inc.
502 N. Water St. |  Liberty, MO  64068
Phone: 816-781-7918 |  Email:
robinsonc@william.jewell.edu


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