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"Make A Brighter Future"

 
 
"Make A Brighter Future" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 21, 2021
1. "Make A Brighter Future" Marker
Inscription.  
The Sharp End was a thriving business district from 1910 - 1960. It disappeared through urban renewal and the use of eminent domain. John Lange Sr. and Annie Fisher were prominent business owners of a butcher shop and restaurant, respectively.

There are 31 U.S. Colored Infantry buried at Columbia cemetery. Many interred were members of MO's 62nd USCI Regiment. The regiment helped to establish The Lincoln Institute in Jeff City after the war.

The Stewart Rd. bridge is the site of the 1923 lynching of James T. Scott. A more complete history exists on the Lest We Forget marker in Stewart Park.

Stewart Rd. is named after Judge John A. Stewart.

On Dec. 31 '70 community members lined up from Gentry Hall to the library's current location on Garth St in a book brigade to transfer all the books. The new library was designed by Malcolm Holzman architects and features two large sculptures by contemporary artist Albert Paley titled "Cypher."
 
Erected 2017 by Columbia Parks and Recreation; C.A.R.E.; Residentarts; Missouri Arts Council; MU Department of Black Studies; One Mic; DBRL

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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkEducationIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is December 31, 1910.
 
Location. 38° 56.763′ N, 92° 20.094′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Missouri, in Boone County. Marker is on East Stewart Road just west of South Providence Road (State Highway 163), in the median. The marker is in a tunnel directly underneath East Stewart Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 E Stewart Rd, Columbia MO 65203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lest We Forget: Lynching at the Stewart Road Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of the United States Colored Troops of the Civil War (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Columbia College (approx. ¼ mile away); George Clinton Swallow (approx. ¼ mile away); James Shannon L.L.D. (approx. ¼ mile away); African-American Heritage Trailhead (approx. 0.3 miles away); Beetle Bailey (approx. 0.3 miles away); African-American Heritage (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Additional keywords. Terrorism; Jim Crow era
 
"Make A Brighter Future" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 21, 2021
2. "Make A Brighter Future" Marker
"Make A Brighter Future" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 21, 2021
3. "Make A Brighter Future" Marker
"Make A Brighter Future" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 21, 2021
4. "Make A Brighter Future" Marker
"Make A Brighter Future" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 21, 2021
5. "Make A Brighter Future" Marker
"Make A Brighter Future" Mural image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 21, 2021
6. "Make A Brighter Future" Mural
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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