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Here is some information that explores the landscape of education and the challenges surrounding access to quality resources in St. Louis and beyond.


 St. Louis History in Black and White

A St. Louis Public Radio series examining the history of race, locally.

 Race Frankly

A St. Louis Beacon series that examines race and culture.

 Worlds Apart

A St. Louis Beacon series that examines health-care disparities that persist in our region.

 Class: The Great Divide

A St. Louis Beacon series that examines class disparities in our region

Reading list

  Our Kids - The American Dream in Crisis — Robert D. Putnam

Putnam examines the growing socioeconomic divide that affects our country's youth, and subsequent access to opportunities.

  South Side Girls — Marcia Chatelain

South Side Girls explores the impact the Great Migration had on young women and girls, and their ability to find their place in a very changing and rapidly evolving world

  The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace — Jeff Hobbs

A complex story about Robert Peace, an African American male who graduated from Yale, and was later found dead, with interviews compiled by his college roommate and author, Jeff Hobbs.

Missouri Foundation for Health

Funding for this project was provided in part by Missouri Foundation for Health. The Foundation is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, the Foundation improves the health of Missourians through a combination of partnership, experience, knowledge and funding.

News judgments are made independently by St. Louis Public Radio.