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Saturday, June 21 2014

The 40th anniversary exhibit, History of the Black Archives of Mid-America, features a compilation of episodes from the locally televised Black Archives Presents, more than three dozen photographs chronicling the history of the Black Archives, and the original Black Archives of Mid-America entrance sign from its previous 2033 Vine Street location - a onetime firehouse. Also included is the letter from the Archivist of the United States to Horace Peterson authorizing the loan of the Emancipation Proclamation to the Black Archives in 1979.

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Saturday, June 21 2014

The exhibition recalls a tragic period in our history – the drought and dust storms that wreaked havoc on the Great Plains in the 1930s — and explores its environmental and cultural consequences. It raises several thought-provoking questions: What caused fertile farms to turn to dust? How did people survive? What lessons can we learn?

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