Founded to reveal, restore, and include the lives and stories of Weston, Missouri’s forgotten forebears who made up a third of her population, the Black Ancestors Awareness Campaign’s purpose is to bring about a sense of belonging and community for Weston’s people of African Descent.

Our charge is to present Weston’s illustrious Black History, from pre-Civil War, Emancipation, and Reconstruction through to the turn of the century, and their great flight from Weston in a palatable and engaging but thorough way. We will do this with love. In the spirit of love, we are pursuing an accurate account, with the hope that all people who encounter our work will fall in love with Weston’s little-known History and love the fact that now, we as a community are ready to deepen our understanding of Weston’s History as a whole.