Explore St. Joseph’s black history, including the Underground Railroad and desegregation.
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Group Meeting Room
Wheel Chair Accessible
The Black Archives Museum features exhibits on such topics as the Underground Railroad, the Middle Passage, Desegregation, Education, Sports, and other aspects of African-American history in St. Joseph.
The Black Archives features a hall of Fame, created to showcase the achievements and contributions of St. Joseph’s African-American citizens. The Black Archives Museum also includes an exhibit on St. Joseph’s best known musician, the “Father of the Tenor Sax,” Coleman Randolph Hawkins. Coleman Hawkins was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, on November 21, 1904.
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