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Race, and its complexities have been a longstanding issue in St. Louis. Here are some resources that cover and explore the history, origins and culture of race 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.

Reading list

  Parting the Waters : America in the King years, 1954-63 — Taylor Branch

The first book in the Pulitzer Prize winning triology that exmines race, violence, and democracy against the backdrop of the civil rights movement.

  Pillar of fire : America in the King years, 1963-65 — Taylor Branch

The second work in Branch's triology.

  At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 — Taylor Branch

The concluding work in Branch's trilogy.

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.

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