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CALENDAR ITEM: MU Corps of Discovery Lecturer to Discuss Civil War Legacy in Modern Missouri

March 12th, 2013

Story Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430,

WHAT: University of Missouri School of Law Professor Frank Bowman will present the ninth annual 21st Century Corps of Discovery Lecture.

Bowman, who is recognized as one of the nation’s top experts in criminal justice policy, studies crimes of the past. He will speak about the social and legal history of the Civil War period in Boone County, Mo., in a lecture, “Homicidal History: Shootings, Stabbings, Lynchings, Melees, Massacres and the Legacy of the Civil War in Modern Missouri.”

Each year, the 21st Century Corps of Discovery Lecture commemorates the contributions of the Lewis and Clark expedition by featuring an outstanding MU faculty member and discoverer.

WHO: Frank Bowman, Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor in the MU School of Law

WHEN: 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 12

WHERE: Reynolds Alumni Center Ballroom
MU Campus

A reception will follow the lecture in the Reynolds Alumni Center Great Room.

NOTE: This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit