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Lecture: Black St. Louis

February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join the Campbell House on Sunday, February 11 for a lecture on the new book, Black St. Louis. The book covers more than 250 years of history and tells the stories of extraordinary people who helped pave the way for the St. Louis we know today.

Black St. Louis explores the rich and inspiring history of African Americans in St. Louis from the city’s founding as a French fur trading post during the Spanish colonial era to the new millennium. Author NiNi Harris highlights great figures who showed leadership, innovation, and courage despite the injustices they faced.

You will hear about the people like feisty Charlton Tandy, a Union Army veteran who fought for Civil Rights, or John Berry Meachum, an ex-slave who led the Black community with kindness and founded the First African Baptist Church. In the early 20th century, businesswoman Annie Malone built an industry that served and enriched African Americans and left a lasting impact on the city. Jordan Chambers, a night club owner, held so much political sway that he was known as the “Negro mayor of St. Louis.”

The event is free and no reservations are required. There is limited free parking in the lot adjacent to the house, however, street parking is free on Sundays.


February 11
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Campbell House Museum
(314) 421-0325
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Campbell House Museum
1508 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
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(314) 421-0325
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