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Celebrating African American History Month in Cape Girardeau

For African American History Month, we’re exploring Cape Girardeau’s trove of related historical sites. Due to ongoing construction at the historic Common Pleas Courthouse, visitors cannot currently enjoy Ivers Square. This area will soon be a remarkable addition to the history of Cape Girardeau! Say abreast on the updates and come visit these exciting downtown ... Read More

A lesson in Cape Girardeau’s history: African American History Month

February has been designated African American History Month in the United States by every president since 1976. The beginnings of African American History Month, also know as Black History Month, dates back to 1915 when historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. ... Read More
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