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St. Louis Regional history comes alive in this joint production by KDHX and the Missouri Historical Society. Stories of our past are connected with the present in these well researched and entertaining short presentations about the people, places, and events that have shaped who we are and who we are becoming. 

Jan 26, 2023

St. Louis, of course, has had its share of musical legends. In Rock-n-Roll, of course, there's Chuck Berry among others. In Hip Hop, there's Nelly, and others. Lesser know, though, is a Gospel hero in Willie Mae Ford Smith. Just press play to hear the whole story. ------

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Jan 13, 2023

Urban renewal alters the landscape drastically, reshaping things, and sometimes erasing a whole neighborhood and its history. One of the few buildings to survive the urban renewal project around the Mill Creek Valley neighborhood was the The Berea Presbyterian Church. Just press play to hear the whole...


Jul 29, 2022

Discrimination can take many forms. When J.D. and Ethel Shelley simply tried to purchase a house, they found themselves involved in a landmark legal case to fight for their right to move into their property. They were battling a restrictive covenant that tried to exclude them based on their race. ———

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May 13, 2022

In the great march for civil rights and social justice, few stories of enslaved people are as compelling as the story of Dred and Harriet Scott and their family.  They ultimately gained freedom, but not through the courts as they intended.  Just press play to hear the whole story. ------ 

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Apr 13, 2022

The first African American player to suit up for a St. Louis baseball team was second baseman and outfielder Hank Thompson.  Hot on the heals if Jackie Robinson breaking the color line, Hank Thompson would have several firsts himself.  Just press play to hear the whole story. ------ 

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