Local actress brings civil rights pioneer to life

The ACTivists Project at the Missouri History Museum is a group of professional actors trained by the museum to perform as real life historical figures.

The ACTivists Project at the Missouri History Museum is a group of professional actors trained by the museum to perform as real life historical figures.

As part of the exhibit "#1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis," actor Linda Kennedy portrays Pearl Maddox, who organized 1940's lunch counter sit-ins at department stores where blacks were refused service.

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The ACTivist Project is designed to provide an engaging educational experience about the history of race and equality in St. Louis.