What are the impacts and implications of social media? What can we do to be informed consumers of what we see posted? Join us October 22 and give your students the unique opportunity to be part of the conversation on this important and timely topic.
Clarence Lang, an Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies at The University of Kansas, details the birth and growth of the civil rights and black political movements in St. Louis during a key 40-year period, from 1936-75. That period in the city, he says, coincides with the national rise in clout of working-class African-Americans, who the professor argues were the real muscle in expanding minority rights.
White flight, high unemployment and a high crime rate, along with political corruption, have left East St. Louis, Illinois struggling to overcome enormous obstacles. But a spirit of hope pervades this community along with a determination to make their community a decent place to live and work.
Celebrate the Earth and learn what you can do to live green. Explore easy projects you can do at home, school or work to increase recycling, reduce your energy use, and do a better job of living green.
Canadian born Blues artist Anthony Gomes shares his love for Blues with HEC TV. The Blues originated in African-American communities of the “Deep South” at the end of 19th century, but Gomes talks about the evolutionary process of the Blues, it’s newfound musicians and audience.
Journey back, with this exclusive HEC-TV documentary, to the middle of the 19th Century when St. Louis became “The Gateway to the West.” Learn why St. Louis was and continues to be a popular immigration destination.