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African Americans have been part of the story of St. Louis since the city’s founding in 1764. Unfortunately, most histories of the city have overlooked or ignored their vital role, allowing their influence and accomplishments to go unrecorded or uncollected; that is, until the publication of Discovering African American St. Louis: A Guide to Historic Sites in 1994.A new anAfrican Americans have been part of the story of St. Louis since the city’s founding in 1764. Unfortunately, most histories of the city have overlooked or ignored their vital role, allowing their influence and accomplishments to go unrecorded or uncollected; that is, until the publication of Discovering African American St. Louis: A Guide to Historic Sites in 1994.A new and updated 2002 edition is now available to take readers on a fascinating tour of nearly four hundred African American landmarks. From the boyhood home of jazz great Miles Davis in East St. Louis, Illinois, to the site of the house that sparked the landmark Shelley v. Kraemer court case, the maps, photographs, and text of Discovering African American St. Louis record a history that has been neglected for too long.The guidebook covers fourteen regions east and west of the Mississippi that represent St. Louis’s rich African American heritage. In the words of historian Gary Kremer, “No one who reads this book and visits and contemplates the places and peoples whose stories it recounts will be able to look at St. Louis in the same way ever again.”...

Title : Discovering African American St. Louis: A Guide to Historic Sites
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ISBN : 9781883982454
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 208 Pages
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Discovering African American St. Louis: A Guide to Historic Sites Reviews

  • Adam Gutschenritter
    2019-05-05 23:42

    Interesting read about St. Louis and its more local, African American history. It was fun to learn about places I have seen.

  • Geraldine
    2019-04-19 20:58

    If you plan to go sightseeing in St. Louis MO, this is a great book to read and take with you.