A State Divided Speaker Series

Slavery Dies Hard: Enslaved Missourians’ Struggle for Freedom

Sunday, May 3rd, from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Jesse James Farm & Museum


Diane Mutti-Burke is Associate Professor of History at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, and author of On Slavery’s Border: Missouri’s Small-Slaveholding Households. She also co-edited Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border, which brings together fifteen scholars to expand our understanding of this vitally important region, the violence that besieged it, and its overall impact on the Civil War.

The presentation is free, and open to the public, no reservations required. Admission will apply to the Jesse James Farm & Museum, including the traveling exhibit A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri, and guided tours of the historic James Family home. Call (816)736-8500 for more information. 


See photos from this event here. 

contact us

Public Services Division
Historic Sites

Elizabeth Gilliam-Beckett

Clay County Historic Sites
21216 James Farm Rd.
Kearney, Missouri 64060

phone: (816) 736-8500
fax: (816) 736-8501

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