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LANDING AFTER HOURS: A PARTY MAN: WALTHALL MOORE AND THE FALL OF BLACK REPUBLICANISM IN MISSOURI
February 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Elected as a member of the Republican Party in 1920, Rep. Walthall Moore became the first Black American to serve in the Missouri General Assembly. As a pioneering figure for Black enfranchisement and civil rights, Moore faced constant hostility and resistance throughout his political career, both from members of the opposition and from members of his own party.
Join Nathan Elwood, administrator of the Missouri Legislative Library, as he discusses how this remarkable figure’s tenure of service saw several fundamental shifts in Missouri politics that resonate to this day.