Thursday, Aug. 11 - 7 p.m.

Reconstruction and the Origins of Jim Crow

Reconstruction is a critical and misunderstood period in American history. Dr. Kate Masur discusses the efforts – and the opposition – towards creating a multi-racial democracy.
Lecture and Social Hour
Wednesday, Aug. 24 - 6 p.m.

Ukrainian Independence

Stand With Ukraine KC and the Ukrainian Club of Kansas City come together in discussion with Dr. Donald Jensen of the United States institute of Peace to connect the dots between the conflicts of the past and the present. Ticketed social hour to follow with all proceeds benefiting aid efforts in Ukraine.
Onsite and Online
Thursday, Aug. 25 - 7 p.m.

Reverence and Resistance: The Black Church and the Fight for Full Citizenship

During and after Reconstruction, African American congregations grew their churches into central spaces of intellectual development, community organization and safety. Dr. Randal Jelks discusses the more than 200-year-old legacy of Black faith, church life and the struggle for freedom in America.
Onsite and Online
Saturday, Aug. 27 - 10:30 a.m.

Understanding Black Service in WWI

The Black servicemembers of the Great War experienced combat, hard labor and an enduring battle for justice both at home and abroad. Historic interpreter Marvin-Alonzo Greer explores the complexities of the Black soldier’s experience during the War.
Onsite and Online
Saturday, Aug. 27 - 3:30 p.m.

The Great War and You

The world today is more similar to the world of 100 years ago than many would believe. Historian Marvin-Alonzo Greer connects the dots from WWI to the present, in an all-ages manner.
Tuesday, Aug. 30 - 5 p.m.

Teacher Workshop: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

Teachers, join us for classroom-ready exploration of the African American struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded from the Civil War through World War I. Explore resources from the New-York Historical Society's 'Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow' curriculum and engage in rich conversation with peers across the nation.
Tuesday, Sept. 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Pershing Lecture Series: Austria at War in 1914

A series of military disasters undermined the Austro-Hungarian Empire within four months of the beginning of WWI, leading to a steady descent into dissolution. Dr. Richard Faulkner examines the factors leading to the uneven performance of the Austro-Hungarian Army in the opening months of the Great War.
Tuesday, Sept. 13 - 6:30 p.m.

Hellfire Boys: The Birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service

The U.S. Army had to start from scratch in outfitting men with protection from gas, devising ways to deploy it in combat and training scientists and engineers to test new weapons. Join Theo Emery, author of "Hellfire Boys", as he charts the development of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and how the American military harnessed the newest weapons of mass destruction.