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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. 

Sep 23, 2022

There are many pioneers in women’s history in the lore of St. Louis. One of those was Marguerite Martyn. Her illustrations got her foot in the door in journalism, but she had skills beyond that, and was soon making a name for herself as a daring interviewer. Just press play to hear the whole story.

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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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Jul 12, 2022

Everyone is a part of history, no matter how the history books are written. Sometimes, there's a figure you'd think should be all over the history books based upon their accomplishments, but they only stand at the edge of written history book. William Taussig was such a person. Just Press play to hear the whole story....


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 27, 2022

Riding the wave of popularity of national teen dance shows of the 1950’s, St. Louis Hop, hosted by Russ Carter would debut in 1958. More than 47,000 teen dancers would appear on the show regardless of their dance skills, and, it ignored color lines.  Just press play to hear the whole story. ———

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