Archer Alexander portrait

On April 14, 1876, the eleventh anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, a handsome…

Tom Bass in an undated studio portrait.

By popular consensus, Tom Bass was one of the most skillful and popular horsemen of his era. At the time of his…

French artist Louis-Leopold Boilly’s rendering of members of an Osage traveling party in Europe, including Big Soldier (at right). [Smithsonian Institution, National Portrait Gallery, object # S/NPG.2011.5]

Big Soldier, a Little Osage war leader, was probably born in 1773 in a village near the…

Henry Boernstein circa 1873. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Photographs and Prints Collection, N20961]

Henry Boernstein, a journalist and dramatist, was born Georg Christian Heinrich Börnstein…

Nathaniel C. Bruce (right) and an unidentified student from the Bartlett Agricultural and Industrial School. [State Historical Society of Missouri photo collections]

Although his date of birth remains uncertain, Nathaniel C. Bruce was probably born in 1868…

DeVerne Calloway. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Mary K. Dains Photograph Collection, P0300-018642]

DeVerne Lee Calloway was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 17, 1916. She attended LeMoyne…

Ernest Calloway. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Ernest Calloway Papers (S0011), S540.267]

Ernest Calloway was born in Herberton, West Virginia, on January 1, 1909. His family became…

George Washington Carver. [Courtesy of Tuskegee University Archives]

Historians have been unable to determine the exact date, or even year, of George Washington…

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Celia, the property of Robert Newsom, stood trial in Fulton, Missouri, in 1855 for the murder of her master, a…

Jeffrey Deroine (second from right) with Ioways. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Robert Wright Photograph Collection, P0011]

Jeffrey Deroine (pronounced Der-oh-NAY…