David Lobbig

Kirkwood Roots
6:37 am
Mon January 16, 2012

Missouri History Museum exhibit traces early history of African American community in Kirkwood

The exhibit "Kirkwood Roots" on display at the Missouri History Museum traces the early history of the African American community in Kirkwood from before the Civil War to after World War II.
Courtesy of Auvelia Arnold

An exhibit now on display at the Missouri History Museum takes a look at the early history of the African American community in Kirkwood.

St. Louis Public Radio’s Julie Bierach spoke with Curator David Lobbig about the multimedia project that traces the first settlement before the Civil War to suburban development after World War II.

When you and your colleagues came up with the idea for “Kirkwood Roots,” what did you envision?

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