Wed, Oct 20 | St. Louis

St. Louis Divided - Past, Present and Future?

Gateway Arch National Park presents a FREE educator workshop. To register or for more details, please call the Education Office at Gateway Arch National Park at 314-655-1635. A virtual option is also available
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St. Louis Divided - Past, Present and Future?

Time & Location

Oct 20, 8:30 AM CDT – Oct 21, 3:00 PM CDT
St. Louis, 11 N 4th St #1810, St. Louis, MO 63102, USA

About the Event

Segregation, steering, racial covenants, red-lining, and even urban renewal have controlled the movement of people and separated and divided communities. These practices were used throughout the country, including St. Louis. This workshop will challenge and correct many of the incomplete and over-simplified histories. Join us as those who lived this history tell their stories and help us hear and share the truth. A bus tour of significant sites will also be included. The workshop is designed to complement Middle School and High School curriculum. Educators will come away with new content knowledge, primary source documents, classroom activities and best practices for teaching difficult and controversial history topics to their students.

Presenters include:

  • Bobby Norfolk, Teaching Artist, Story-Performer and Author of Eye to the Sky
  • Vivian Gibson, Memorist and Author of the Last Children of Mill Creek
  • Lynne Jackson, Founder and Director of the Dred and Harriet Scott Foundation and the great-great granddaughter of Dred and Harriet Scott
  • Amanda Clark, Leads the See STL Tours program at Missouri Historical Society, previously founder and owner of Renegade STL Tours

Parking is Free. Lunch will be provided both days. In-person spaces are limited.

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