It's time to select the next inductees to the Hall of Famous Missourians, and the state is using democracy to do it! Controversy arose around last year's selection after then House Speaker Steven Tilley chose conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, eventually eliciting some angry petitions. Limbau ... More >>
Who deserves the great honor of being recognized alongside Rush Limbaugh inside the Missouri State Capitol rotunda? The leadership of the House of Representatives is looking for inductees to the Hall of Famous Missourians! In addition to the great Limbaugh, the hall includes some very influential ... More >>
What historic properties in Missouri are most likely to face demolition? The Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation has released its annual list of the state's most endangered sites, which this year includes the Book House, a beloved store in Rock Hill that recently got its eviction notice as ... More >>
Update, March 6: More information at the end of the post, including Senator Claire McCaskill's protest and an answer to commenter Mike N's question about whether this wad of bronze is funded by taxpayer money. ------- The eagle-eyed bloggers at Fired Up! Missouri posted the news earlier this after ... More >>
Graphic by Virgil Boyd Jr.Do area blacks suffer from the "slave mentality"?In his recent documentary, City of Haterz, local filmmaker Horace Williams explores a combustible hypothesis, best summed up by DJ Cub of Derrty DJs in the first few minutes of the film: "[St. Louis is] a 'crabs in the bar ... More >>
Are you one of those history buffs eager to see the spot where Dred Scott was told that the Constitution afforded no civil rights to slaves like him? Are you dying to visit the Calvary Cemetery -- final resting place of William Tecumseh Sherman?We've got a website for you!Freedom's Gateway, a "co ... More >>
A St. Louis newspaper ad from 1832 announces a slave sale at the courthouse steps. One might think that getting African-Americans to volunteer to be sold as slaves would be a difficult proposition these days. Not at all, says Angela da Silva, a professor of black history at Lindenwood University ... More >>
Jacques Hughes: "The sad part is this lawsuit never had to happen if the sheriff had given us 30 minutes of his time..."Jacques Hughes was working as a sheriff's deputy in 2006 when his colleague William "Patrick" Hill alerted him to a prank in the basement of the Civil Courts building. One of th ... More >>
www.coloringbook.comWe had a lot of questions we wanted to ask Wayne Bell, founder of Really Big Coloring Books, about his company's new "Tea Party Coloring Book for Kids". Among 'em: At what age is it appropriate to start teaching children to hate liberals? Turns out, though, we could hardly get ... More >>
Check out this trailer for "City of Haterz," a documentary by Horace Williams of Low Blow Video & Photography that's due out this summer:
Curtis Faulkner wants to throw a $2 million party celebrating the end of slavery and he wants you to pay for it.
(And Mayor Whitteaker doesn't come out looking too good.)
Week of May 18, 2006
Week of October 12, 2005
Tiny planes, big fun
Week of February 16, 2005
Oak Grove Cemetery
Krzysztof Wodiczko's art is out for all to see
Across the country, historical minstrelsy is re-emerging to the shock of many
A monument to an African-American symbol of U.S. independence? Don J. Smith asks (but not very politely): Why not?
Neil Hamburger just might be hipper than you are, but that doesn't mean you can't take his calls; meanwhile, St. Louis courts record their cases on handy stone tablets.
Week of April 3, 2002
The circuit clerk and the city's judges square off on the public's right to know. The clerk and the public are losing.
The Fairgrounds Park race riot of 1949 has been forgotten, just as racism in St. Louis continues to be denied
The People Project only gets worse
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