Earlier this month, Kansas City Public Library Executive Director Crosby Kemper III was officially sworn in to the Missouri Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. In addition to having a tongue-twisting name, the MCWSC aims to commemorate Missouri’s historically significant yet often overlooked role in the Civil War, and to recognize how that role reverberates today. The Commission was established in April 2010  by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.
In the video below, Kemper takes the oath of office in our Missouri Valley Room  and talks about why Missouri deserves to take a prominent place in discussions of the Civil War.
-- Jason Harper