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Dr. Keona K. Ervin: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis

On 2 May 2019, at 5:00 in the St. Louis University Busch Student Center, room 251, historian Keona K. Ervin will speak about her transformational new book, Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis (Kentucky, 2018). Dr. Ervin is an associate professor of history at the University of Missouri. Gateway to Equality explores the lives of black women in St. Louis, Missouri, between the 1930s and the 1960s, as they worked together to form a community-based culture of resistance— fighting for employment, a living wage, dignity, a better welfare system, and quality housing.

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