The Emancipation Memorial in Washington, D.C. features a Missouri enslaved man named Archer Alexander as the face of enslavement. It was dedicated in 1876 by President Ulysses S. Grant. Dorris Keevan-Franke, a local historian, will lead a discussion about Alexander’s life and how he was chosen as the face of the monument. She will also discuss the ways this monument has been interpreted in popular culture and what we can learn from the monument today. Reservations are required. Call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.
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