Missouri State University Libraries will host the “Making History: Kansas City and the Rise of Gay Rights” exhibit Jan. 18 through March 11 outside room 107 of Meyer Library.
Built by students in the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s public history program, “Making History” explores the activism of gays and lesbians in the decades before the 1969 uprising of gay youth at the Stonewall Riots. The display showcases Kansas City’s pivotal role in the launch of America’s gay rights movement.
The “Making History” exhibit is made possible by Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, The Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America, UMKC’s Center for Midwestern Studies, and UMKC’s Department of History.
A digital version of the exhibit is available to view online.