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Missouri Bicentennial Keynote Lecture to be hosted at Missouri Innovation Campus


WARRENSBURG —As Missouri celebrates its bicentennial, History Program faculty members at the University of Central Missouri are helping to coordinate an in-person presentation by Chris Childers, associate professor of history at Pittsburg State University and author of “Failure of Popular Sovereignty.” 

Childers will deliver the Missouri Bicentennial Keynote lecture 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at UCM-Lee’s Summit, the Missouri Innovation Campus, 1101 N.W. Innovation Parkway, Lee’s Summit. The lecture is free and open to the public. 

Childers’ presentation on “Sectional Tension and the Missouri Compromise of 1820” is being delivered in conjunction with the Missouri Bicentennial Struggle for Statehood exhibit, which is on display at the MIC through Oct. 26. 

The exhibit provides a sense of the significant role Missouri has

played in the nation’s history and the sectional struggle that developed when it became a state. 

It also supports the longtime role UCM has had in sharing Missouri history.

The lecture is supported by the UCM History Program, the MIC, Missouri Humanities Council and the UCM Center for Teaching and Learning.

For more information about the Childers’ presentation or the Missouri Bicentennial Struggle for Statehood exhibit, contact Jon Taylor, professor of history in the UCM School of Communication, History and Interdisciplinary Studies, at (660) 543-4582 or jtaylor01@ucmo.edu.


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