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Missouriís Black History
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February marks Black History Month, and in celebration, Travelín On returns to Missouri; a state that has made a unique contribution to Americaís history. Ian and Tonya will speak to father Moses Berry, founder of the Ozarks African American Heritage Museum in Ash Grove. Then, Angela da Silva of Lindenwood University will join them to talk about a few Missourians who rose from slavery to national prominence. Finally, we journey to Independence, Missouri to explore some of the history and places were African American contributions have not been forgotten.
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The Ozarks African-American Heritage Museum
An Ash Grove Missouri native, Father Moses Berry founded the Ozarks African-American Heritage Museum with his own family's artifacts, preserved for generations on the Berry family farm. This farm has been owned by the Berry's since 1872. Father Moses Berry takes Ian and Tonya on an extraordinary tour of the museum, and explores his familyís ties to the Boones.
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The Ozarks African-American Heritage Museum Part Two
More with Father Moses Berry at the Ozarks African-American Heritage Museum.
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Independence Missouri
Janeen Aggen from the Independence Board of Tourism tells Ian and Tonya about the fascinating history and sites of Independence, Missouri, the home of President Truman, pioneers and long-ago entrepreneurs.
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National Black Tourism Network
Angela DeSilva, President of the National Black Tourism Network shares some stories about several Missourians who rose from the ashes of slavery to a place of prominence. She also discusses the mission of the tourism network.
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