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Saturday, June 23 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Site Visit: The Ville LIMITED

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The United States is sprinkled with African-American communities that have endured segregation and discriminatory practices to become historical monuments of African-American culture. While we are familiar with popular names such as Harlem and Black Wallstreet, a lot of these communities still go unknown. St. Louis is home to one of those great cultural relics, the Ville. During the past century, the Ville stood as the cultural and academic epicenter of black St. Louis serving as home to internationally recognized institutions, educators, business and artists. Though the disparage of discriminatory practices have weighed heavily on the sustenance of the neighborhood, its greatest landmarks still remain reminding us of the legacy of the Ville. Join 4theVille as they take you on a tour of the Heat of the Ville, visiting landmarks and narrating the rich history of the community. The 4theVille tour combines historical narrative with testimony from residents that have lived through the rise and fall of the neighborhood. Tours are provided on foot and last roughly 60 minutes long. Tour attendees will also receive Ville heritage guides that will allow them to revisit and explore the neighborhood's relics in their own time.
This tour will be led by 4 the Ville, a partnership between Northside Community Housing and multi-generational Ville residents to celebrate and share the rich history of the Ville, a historic African American community in the heart of St. Louis, Missouri.

Tour followed by talkback.

50% of ticket sales for this site visit will directly support 4 the Ville.

 We will provide shuttle transportation for all site visits that depart and return to the shuttle stop at Harris-Stowe State University. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your departure time to check in and board the bus.

Tickets are $20. Advanced ticket purchase is required at commonbound.eventbrite.com. Tickets may not be purchased on the bus.

Saturday June 23, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Shuttle Departure Point

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