CORAL GABLES, FL - JULY 14:  The newly released book authored by Harper Lee, 'Go Set a Watchman', is seen on sale at the Books and Books store on July 14, 2015 in Coral Gables, Florida. The book went on sale today and is Lee's first book  since she released her classic, 'To Kill A Mockingbird' ,55 years ago.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Was ‘Mockingbird’ a Defense of ‘Separate But Equal?’

“A lot of people read ‘Mockingbird’ as a defense of civil rights,” said Professor Anders Walker, “but if you really read closely, Atticus Finch makes a strong case for segregation as a system that promoted harmony in his closing argument for Tom Robinson.”


Art Hill on July 5, 2014 (Photo: KMOX/Brad Choat)

Fair St. Louis Responds to Claims of Segregation

State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed says R&B bands were relegated to lesser stages in Forest Park.


Jamilah Nasheed. Photo: KMOX

Senator Accuses Fair St. Louis of Segregation

Jamilah Nasheed says Musiq Soulchild and En Vogue performed on smaller and remote stages.


Arlene Ackerman (Flickr)

Arlene Ackerman Dies

St. Louis native worked her way up to become superintendent of schools in San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia.


(Photo by KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Alton School Keeps Classes Segregated

“We’re still doing it; we’ve gotten good feedback, and the faculty all likes it,” said Judy Kulp, assistant principal at St. Mary’s.


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