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Race, Rights and Diversity

Race in St. Louis as well as the United States, are issues that create new conversation everyday. With the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington upon us, this Stay Tuned episodes discusses the issues of race, rights and diversity in St. Louis. Hearing from Civil Rights figures, the conversation is able to gain a historical context and compare the racial issues of today with those of past. Through defining race, looking how race and racial issues are portrayed in the media, and discussing how race effects St. Louis communities, this episode discovers and discusses the potential solutions for positive change. Rather than ignoring a difficult issue, Stay Tuned takes the challenge of dissecting race in St. Louis.

It’s become ingrained in the fabric of our institutions to where it’s almost invisible” – Thomas Harvey

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Race: Where are we, 50 years after the March on Washington?

Race: Where are we, 50 years after the March on Washington?

By Linda Lockhart, St. Louis Beacon. The summer of 1963 was a pivotal time for race relations in the United States. On Aug. 28, in the nation’s capital, more than 200,000 people gathered in a unified call for racial equality. They listened to speeches.more …

St. Louisans honor 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

St. Louisans honor 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

By Shawndrea Thomas, Fox 2  News. Marchers arrived by bus with signs in hand. More than 200 people marched eight blocks down Martin Luther King drive to honor the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.more …

Youth see march anniversary as chance to lead

Youth see march anniversary as chance to lead

By AP, St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Mary-Pat Hector of Atlanta operates much like a 1960s civil rights activist as she plans for this week’s events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. She’s constantly on the phone as she confirms event details, tweaks the draft of the speech she’llmore …