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Group Activities for "#1 in Civil Rights"

In conjunction with the exhibition #1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis, we are proud to offer group tours as well as group workshops and activities that encourage dialogue about many issues related to civil rights.

Click HERE to download a PDF which describes the programs listed below!

Talk + Action Circles
Join the Missouri History Museum and the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) of Metropolitan St. Louis for focused dialogue on civil rights. NCCJ St. Louis is a regional leader in providing educational programs that help bridge racial differences for individuals and organizations serious about change. Each Talk + Action Circle includes a 30-minute visit to the #1 in Civil Rights exhibition, highlighting a specific topic covered within. Afterward, engage in an NCCJ-facilitated discussion about the struggles for civil rights around the focus topic, both historically and today. Available topics include employment, education, health care, and housing.

  • Cost: $30 per person
  • Includes private room, NCCJ “FaciliTrainer,” and coffee and muffins for a 90-minute program

Hear firsthand from Lynne Jackson, Dred Scott's great-great-granddaughter, the factual story of the 1857 U.S. Supreme Court decision that had a lasting influence on American culture. Learn about the Scott family's personal sacrifice and struggle during the 11-year court battle.
Jackson is also the founder and director of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, which educates the public about the Scotts’ legacy through commemoration, education, and reconciliation.

  • Cost: $40 per person
  • Includes private room, presentation, and coffee and muffins for a 90-minute program

Interrupting Racism Workshop
Since it was launched in 2015, this workshop has meaningfully engaged hundreds of people in exploring institutional racism and racial equity, helping individuals understand their experiences of race and the ways they have internalized racial messages.
The Interrupting Racism Workshop draws from the curriculum of NCCJ St. Louis's celebrated Dismantling Racism Institute. Through short presentations, experiential activities, reflection, and dialogue, participants will cultivate a stronger awareness of their racial socialization, recognize how this affects their interactions, and learn ways to interrupt racism when it arises. Participants will:

  1. Explore the dynamics of bias, advantage, systemic racism, and racial equity
  2. Understand the connection between how racism operates in the world and in our minds
  3. Gain personal insights, share others’ perspectives, and learn tools for fostering community
  4. Develop and share a personal plan of action for interrupting racism
  • Cost: $110 per person 
  • A full-day workshop (9am–5pm) also includes a conference room, coffee and treats, lunch, a facilitator, and a tour of the #1 in Civil Rights exhibition.

Group Tour of #1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis
The guided tours for #1 in Civil Rights offer facilitated discussion and dialogue, as well as time to explore the exhibition, listen to oral histories, engage with artifacts, and experience a program with an ACTivist actor-educator.

  • Cost: $3 per person 
  • 1 hour in the gallery, with about 40 minutes facilitated time and the remainding time for exploration

For reservations or more information: Call Tami Goldman, Tourism & Group Sales Manager, at (314) 454-3137 or email

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