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African American St. Louis (Images of Modern America) (Paperback)

African American St. Louis (Images of Modern America) By John A. Wright Sr, John A. Wright Jr, Curtis A. Wright Sr Cover Image
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The city of St. Louis is known for its African American citizens and their many contributions to the culture within its borders, the country, and the world. Images of Modern America: African American St. Louis profiles some of the events that helped shape St. Louis from the 1960s to the present. Tracing key milestones in the city's history, this book attempts to pay homage to those African Americans who sacrificed to advance fair socioeconomic conditions for all. In the closing decades of the Great Migration north, the civil rights movement was taking place nationally; simultaneously, St. Louis's African Americans were organizing to exert political power for greater control over their destiny. Protests, voter registration, and elections to public office opened new doors to the city's African Americans. It resulted in the movement for fairness in hiring practices and the expansion of the African American presence in sports, education, and entertainment.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781467115094
ISBN-10: 1467115096
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: February 1st, 2016
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Images of Modern America