StL Metromorphosis

Black Women and the Politics of Urban Decline in Postwar St. Louis

Keona Ervin, University of Missouri-Columbia, details her current research on the struggle for racial and economic equality in the urban Midwest during the early 20th century.

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Across its 250-year history, St. Louis has stood at the crossroads of momentous national and global developments. This two-day conference gathered national and local speakers to consider the critical role played by St. Louis in different eras and how recent research has reshaped our understanding of the city’s significance.

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Black Women and the Politics of Urban Decline in Postwar St. Louis

Keona Ervin, University of Missouri-Columbia, details her current research on the struggle for racial and economic equality in the urban Midwest during the early 20th century.

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St. Louis and the Importance of the Border South during the Postwar Civil Rights Movement

Clarence Lang, an Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies at The University of Kansas, details the birth and growth of the civil rights and black political movements in St. Louis during a key 40-year period, from 1936-75. That period in the city, he says, coincides with the national rise in clout of working-class African-Americans, who the professor argues were the real muscle in expanding minority rights.

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Afternoon Roundtable: The Future of the Metropolis: Remembering St. Louis in the Present and Beyond

How St. Louis played a critical role in different eras, and in recent research, has reshaped our understanding of the city’s significance today.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am