Then Missouri Attorney General, Josh Hawley, campaigns in a tightly-contested Senate race against Democrat, Claire McCaskill, in Town and Country, Mo. on Oct. 12, 2018. Hawley would go on to win, becoming Missouri’s Junior Senator, in a race that became the nations most expensive—with $56 million in outside-of-state contributions being made in the hopes of swinging the political pendulum.

Then Missouri Attorney General, Josh Hawley, campaigns in a tightly-contested Senate race against Democrat, Claire McCaskill, in Town and Country, Mo. on Oct. 12, 2018. Hawley would go on to win, becoming Missouri’s Junior Senator, in a race that became the nations most expensive—with $56 million in outside-of-state contributions being made in the hopes of swinging the political pendulum.

 John Kalishman watches House and Senate election results at Democratic House candidate, Cort VanOstran's, watch party on Nov. 6, 2018. Kalishman was concerned of the outcomes of several races and said he was drawn to Cort VanOstran's dedication and energy.

John Kalishman watches House and Senate election results at Democratic House candidate, Cort VanOstran's, watch party on Nov. 6, 2018. Kalishman was concerned of the outcomes of several races and said he was drawn to Cort VanOstran's dedication and energy.

 Stanley and Leta Groseclose listen to speakers during the March for Our Lives event in downtown Columbia, Mo. on March 24, 2018. Local high schoolers organized the event, leading a procession of demonstrators down Eighth St. to the Boone County Courthouse from the Francis Quadrangle. Stanley is a local elementary school educator and wanted to show his support with other members of the estimated 2,000 person rally.

Stanley and Leta Groseclose listen to speakers during the March for Our Lives event in downtown Columbia, Mo. on March 24, 2018. Local high schoolers organized the event, leading a procession of demonstrators down Eighth St. to the Boone County Courthouse from the Francis Quadrangle. Stanley is a local elementary school educator and wanted to show his support with other members of the estimated 2,000 person rally.

 Eric Turner, right, bows his head after giving a brief eulogy for the late Hickman High School football coach, Arnel Monroe, on June 9, 2016. Monroe had worked as a special educator at the school since 1993 before becoming the football coach.

Eric Turner, right, bows his head after giving a brief eulogy for the late Hickman High School football coach, Arnel Monroe, on June 9, 2016. Monroe had worked as a special educator at the school since 1993 before becoming the football coach.

 Mizzou punter Corey Fatony greets young fans following the Black and Gold game at Faurot Field on Apr. 14, 2018. MU finished their last season with a 7-6 record, culminating in a loss to Texas in the Texas Bowl.

Mizzou punter Corey Fatony greets young fans following the Black and Gold game at Faurot Field on Apr. 14, 2018. MU finished their last season with a 7-6 record, culminating in a loss to Texas in the Texas Bowl.

 Blake Eyres watches musical and performing artists put on a show at Nightchaser, Under the Big Top in St. Louis on Nov. 10, 2018. Eyres is a local dentist who also enjoys live music and dance.

Blake Eyres watches musical and performing artists put on a show at Nightchaser, Under the Big Top in St. Louis on Nov. 10, 2018. Eyres is a local dentist who also enjoys live music and dance.

'The Colors of Music' a vinyl turntable serves as a reflective surface in the studio.

 Kyran Walton strikes an "alligator pose" on the balance blocks during rehearsal for Circus Harmony in St. Louis, Mo. on Nov. 22, 2016.

Kyran Walton strikes an "alligator pose" on the balance blocks during rehearsal for Circus Harmony in St. Louis, Mo. on Nov. 22, 2016.

 Sandra Cummings, a black property owner in rural Georgia, looks at the deed to her property on March 25, 2017. Cummings inherited her land after an ancestor of hers was given it by her former slave owner whom she had children with. Despite nearly losing it and having to take out predatory loans, the piece of land has remained in the family since the 1800's, a rarity for African Americans in the region. African Americans collectively owned 925,000 farms in 1920, mostly in the South. By 1975, there were only 45,000 black-owned farms in the country, mostly due to discriminatory lending practices and obscure legal loopholes such as “heir’s property” which effectively stole countless hundreds of thousands of acres from black hands.

Sandra Cummings, a black property owner in rural Georgia, looks at the deed to her property on March 25, 2017. Cummings inherited her land after an ancestor of hers was given it by her former slave owner whom she had children with. Despite nearly losing it and having to take out predatory loans, the piece of land has remained in the family since the 1800's, a rarity for African Americans in the region. African Americans collectively owned 925,000 farms in 1920, mostly in the South. By 1975, there were only 45,000 black-owned farms in the country, mostly due to discriminatory lending practices and obscure legal loopholes such as “heir’s property” which effectively stole countless hundreds of thousands of acres from black hands.

 Rebecca Smith hands Mo’nae Harris a snowcone during the inaugural Taste of Black St. Louis in Tower Grove Park on Aug. 22, 2018. The first ever event of its kind in St. Louis celebrated local African American chefs, business owners and entrepreneurs with over 3,000 attendees stopping by throughout the day.

Rebecca Smith hands Mo’nae Harris a snowcone during the inaugural Taste of Black St. Louis in Tower Grove Park on Aug. 22, 2018. The first ever event of its kind in St. Louis celebrated local African American chefs, business owners and entrepreneurs with over 3,000 attendees stopping by throughout the day.

 Staff Sgt. Kevin Presgraves, left, and Staff Sgt. Brandan Parra ready themselves to jump as their plane gains altitude during a Golden Knights skydive at the Columbia Regional Airport on Saturday, My 28, 2016.

Staff Sgt. Kevin Presgraves, left, and Staff Sgt. Brandan Parra ready themselves to jump as their plane gains altitude during a Golden Knights skydive at the Columbia Regional Airport on Saturday, My 28, 2016.

 Air Force cadet Elliot Rigsby, second from right, marches in formation with the rest of the Mizzou ROTC drill team in the annual Pass in Review Joint Services Awards Parade on May 4, 2018 on the Francis Quadrangle.

Air Force cadet Elliot Rigsby, second from right, marches in formation with the rest of the Mizzou ROTC drill team in the annual Pass in Review Joint Services Awards Parade on May 4, 2018 on the Francis Quadrangle.

 Two Columbia nurses, who preferred not to be named, tip toe to avoid flood waters in the aftermath of a rainstorm on July 21, 2016.

Two Columbia nurses, who preferred not to be named, tip toe to avoid flood waters in the aftermath of a rainstorm on July 21, 2016.

 Around 60 yoga practitioners gathered for sunrise yoga in Kiener Plaza on July 5, 2018. Through a sponsorship with the city, weekly event was free for the entirety of the summer.

Around 60 yoga practitioners gathered for sunrise yoga in Kiener Plaza on July 5, 2018. Through a sponsorship with the city, weekly event was free for the entirety of the summer.