July 2, 2017 commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the one of the bloodiest race riots of the 20th Century. Looking at the racial tensions this country has seen over the last few years, it seems only fitting to look back at the events that went on that day and the last legacy it left on the area. Read More
This past Friday was completely dedicated to Kinloch. During my lunch break, I met with Emma Riley, another Wash U alum and producer/director of Displaced – a short film about the erasure of Blacks in the City Clayton, MO.
The playground was concrete. In the 1990s, the all-black Catholic school, which nested within a once-flourishing farming community, now had no vegetation in sight except for the grass within the gated yard of the rectory where the white priest stayed. At recess, kickball was the main event.