Spotlight: Seeking Freedom, Robin Williams & The Center for Defense Medicine

    HEC Media’s Spotlight program airs every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Channel 11, and showcases St. Louis’ finest contributions to art, education, and culture. In this week’s episode learn about slaves that fought for their own freedom 60 years before the Civil War, meet the artist commissioned to create a statue to honor the Freedom Suit trials, hear stories about Robin Williams from author Dave Itzkoff, explore the new exhibit at Gallery 210 on the campus of the University of Missouri St. Louis, discover the Center for Defense Medicine in St. Louis which supports defense-related innovation, and enjoy a song sang in appreciation of frontline healthcare workers performed by Christine Brewer.

    Freedom Suits Memorial
    A look at the artist commissioned to create the Freedom Suits Memorial Statue, Preston Jackson, and his inspiration behind his design.

    Seeking Freedom
    Court documents found in St. Louis tell the inspiring story of courage when slaves from around the area fought for their freedom by challenging their owners in court.

    The Incomparable Robin Williams
    Robin Williams left us with 69 movies, seasons of television shows, and countless questions about his life/death. Dave Itzkoff tackles many of them in “Robin.”

    Exposure 21 at Gallery 210
    Gallery 210’s new exhibition features thought provoking selection by St. Louis based artists Julia Curran, Lola Ogbara, and Emma Vidal. Learn more here.

    The Center for Defense Medicine Helps Startups Build Innovative Solutions for the U.S. Military
    Serving the needs of the warfighter, the Center for Defense Medicine in St. Louis supports defense-related innovation.

    Thank You by Paul Reuter.
    Performed by Christine Brewer, soprano; Bjorn Ranheim, cello; Lisa Campbell Albert, piano; and vocalist Natalie Welborn, Kavi Stevick and Arissa Ford. This performance was part of the Tenth Annual Arts & Faith St. Louis Interfaith Concert: Songs of Compassion concert.

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