The Missouri History Museum explores St. Louis' major role in Civil Rights.
The powerful new exhibit at the Mis
souri History Museum, #1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis, makes the case for St. Louis as a Civil Rights beacon with a long list of freedom-fighting firsts, including the Dred Scott Decision, school desegregation prior to Brown vs. Board of Education, and the remarkable case of a home builder who secretly funded a lawsuit against himself so he could sell homes to blacks. Open daily 10 am-5 pm, Tu 10 am-8 pm. Admission to the museum is free. www.mohistory.org. Lindell Blvd. and DeBaliviere in Forest Park, 314.746.4599. MetroLink-Forest Park. Map 4-2D