Face of Love

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There is a rich and impressive history of German Abolitionists who fought for a color-blind democracy in Missouri. This history is largely unknown to many in the St. Louis region and is a good reason to celebrate the incredible intersection of shared American ideals between German immigrants and enslaved African Americans before and after the Civil War.

This symposium includes very knowledgeable scholars and historians that will tell us that history and they will be joined by community leaders from the German and African American communities. Special guests include German Consul General Herbert Quelle and Police Commissioner, John Hayden. Panelists will include Dr. Sydney Norton author of German Abolitionists of Missouri, Dorris Keeven-Franke, author and Director of the Missouri Germans Consortium, Dr. John Wright, historian and community leader and more. There will be shared musical and artistic presentations from both cultural groups to celebrate our shared history and nurture continued dialogue.

This event is being organized by Gitana Productions in collaboration with the Missouri Germans Consortium.

 

Location: German Cultural Society of St. Louis Hall, 3652 Jefferson Avenue, St. Louis, 63118

Time: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Special Guests:  Special guests include German Consul General Herbert Quelle and Police Commissioner, John Hayden. Panelists will include Dr. Sydney Norton author of German Abolitionists of Missouri, Dorris Keeven-Franke, author and Director of the Missouri Germans Consortium, Dr. John Wright, historian and community leader and more.

Look for further information here or at gitana-inc.org or

 

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3 thoughts on “Face of Love”

  1. Doris, I would like to see all of these German Consortium articles compiled together in a book. I think it would be good to include some other articles, such as from the German Genealogical group and perhaps some miscellaneeoius articles appearing in the Post like the article about .Saxon Lutherans, Warren County, the German Corridor, etc.
    Not something just to see online in a piecemeal fashion but something much grander.
    Have you ever thought of this?
    Perhaps it could be sold in the History Museum.
    Bill Griffith
    Shrewsbury

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