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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. 

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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Mar 29, 2022

The Pruitt–Igoe housing complex opened in 1954 with many hoping it would be a model for urban housing projects. But, problems would start soon after it opened. By 1969 living conditions had deteriorated to such an extent that Black activists took action. Just press play to hear the whole story. ------

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Mar 14, 2022

Before social media, newspapers provided a key way to communicate and to gain information, especially for the Black community. The St. Louis Palladium, The St. Louis Argus and The St. Louis American were among the early pioneers of the African American press.  Just press play to hear the whole story. ----- 

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Feb 20, 2022

There have many heroes in the struggle for equity and civil rights. Few had the longevity of Nathan B. Young.  In his 98 years, he was a judge, as well as being a co-founder of the St. Louis American Newspaper, and a painter, among many other accomplishments. Just press play to hear the whole story. ------ 

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