August 28, 2013
Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a civil rights protest led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which culminated in the famous "I Have A Dream" speech. These file photos look back at the march on Aug. 28, 1963.
Teachers, students and family members get acquainted with Battle High School during the school's open house Tuesday.
Girls at Battle High School demonstrate their dancing abilities at tryouts for the Sparklers, the school dance team, on Tuesday at the Battle High School Performing Arts Center.
August 27, 2013
The Stephens College women's soccer team practiced for the upcoming season at Stephens Lake Park early Tuesday morning. After a disappointing 0-8 season performance in 2012, the team hopes to make a comeback this fall.
August 26, 2013
Battle High is hosting auditions for its competitive dance team, the Spartan Sparklers. On Monday, Danyale Williams, the dance team coach, taught prospective team members the audition routine. Auditions will be held Tuesday.
These portraits of homeless life in Columbia by photographer Brooke Morris, a recent graduate of MU, will be displayed in Bingham Gallery from Sept. 2 to 26 as part of the "Revealing Place" exhibit. The exhibit features the work of 36 student photographers, including 13 from MU.
August 25, 2013
The MU women's rugby team practiced Sunday at Rock Quarry Park, battling 90-degree heat to do drills that focused on ball handling and team communication.
Martin Luther King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech 50 years ago. From Birmingham, Ala., to Washington, King's message on the importance of civil rights lives on.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledges the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington in 1963.
Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Racial tensions were at an all-time high in Birmingham, Ala., when King spoke in Washington in 1963.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of an edict that forced 20,000 Missourians from their homes after William Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kan., a group of artists and historians decided to interpret a famous painting by George Caleb Bingham.
August 24, 2013
Thousands rally Saturday in Washington to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.
The 37th annual Cattlemen Days Rodeo was held in downtown Ashland on Friday and Saturday. The event attracted rodeo fans of all ages and included cattle roping, live music and a parade on Saturday afternoon.
August 22, 2013
Missouri volleyball had its Black and Gold scrimmage Thursday at the Hearnes Center.
The Jenkins Family Produce stand on Business Loop 70 East and Range Line Street is an all-in-the-family business.
Trey Powell and Simon Taylor have joined the growing number of men who have choosen surrogacy as a means to become single fathers.
August 21, 2013
Children play games at Fun Fest on Wednesday at Flat Branch Park. The fair was themed Around the World this year and had games and performances from many different countries, including China, Belgium and African countries.
Alpaca felt is used to make wall hangings at the Heartfelt LLC studio in Columbia.
August 20, 2013
Battle High School officially opened its doors on Tuesday. Army Sgt. Wyatt Siegrist, dressed as the Spartan, and Stephanie Barnette, dressed in a white toga with a blue and gold belt of ribbon, greeted students on horses as they stepped out of cars and streamed out of the buses.
August 19, 2013
Classes start Tuesday at Battle High School, but students had the chance to get acquainted with the school Monday during Jump Start Day. Principal Kim Presko greeted students as they arrived and helped hand out lunches.