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Director Daily: 7/9

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.

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The Day I Understood the Power of Documentaries

In October of 2012, I got hip to the ESPN series titled 30 for 30: a number of documentary films highlighting significant people and events in sports history. This specific film was about Ben “Benji” Wilson, Chicago’s #1 high school basketball player gunned down one day before his senior season opener in 1984.

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First School, Last Hope: the Story of Holy Angels Parish

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.

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Director Daily: 8/25

One thing you will always see me write about in these posts is PURPOSE and what I experienced today is another affirmation of just that.

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Director Daily: 6/27

This morning I met with Justine Blue: City Manager of Kinloch. I learned her maiden name is Wells and we are apparently some “kin” to each other, which is of no surprise to me.

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1917 East St. Louis Race Riot

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

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