The Last Interview with Frankie Freeman, Civil Rights Icon

Frankie Muse Freeman was a civil rights icon who served as the lead counsel in the landmark 1954 case Davis et al. v. the St. Louis Housing Authority, which ended legal racial discrimination in public housing. She was the rst woman appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and was later inducted into the […]

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In Her Own Words: Civil Rights Activist Frankie Freeman

Frankie Muse Freeman spent her life fighting discrimination and helped to establish many civil rights policies.


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Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

HEC Media and the St. Louis County Library will celebrate Black History Month with special virtual author events throughout February.  All events will be premiered on Facebook and Keynote Address:Frankie Freeman Inspirational Address: Walter Mosley, “Blood Grove: An Easy Rawlins Mystery” Thursday, February 11, 7: 00 p.m. on Facebook.In conversation with suspense author Rachel Howzell […]


A Conversation with Father and Son Authors of Extraordinary Black Missourians

“Extraordinary Black Missourians, 2nd Edition,” tells the history of Missourians who have made significant contributions.



St. Louis Walk of Fame inductions announced

What:   Induction Ceremonies of the St. Louis Walk of Fame Ceremonies are about 15 minutes.   A four-piece ragtime band will play prior. Who:     Christine Brewer – in person!  Apr. 29, 2015 6134 Delmar in The Loop Who:     Frankie Muse Freeman – in person! April 16, 2015 6138 Delmar in The Loop Who:     Lee Falk – widow+daughter flying in to accept! Apr. 28, 2015 6142 Delmar in The […]


Spotlight: Two Civil Rights Icons, the Pink Cast Study & Opera Theatre Gets Back to Nature

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 hear from Civil Rights icons Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals and Frankie Muse Freeman, discover hopeful messages being spread around St. Louis, learn about what a ‘pink cast study’ reveals about the brain, enjoy the art of John Garrett at Duane Reed Gallery, and learn how Opera Theatre plans to get back to nature in 2021.



Spotlight: Celebrating Local Activists

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Spotlight celebrates local activists.   Glynis Brooks, “Harriet Tubman: An American Hero” Harriet Tubman is one of the most notable icons in American and African American history. A hero and symbol of freedom, bravery, and strength.   Go Out, Speak Out, Help Out, Be Human STL Be Human Stl […]


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Suspense writing legend Walter Mosley

2021 St. Louis County Library Black History Celebration Frankie Freeman Inspirational Address with Walter Mosley and Rachel Howzell Hall.



Jay Hutson & da Wolvez, July 10: Free concert launches Jazz in July

ST. LOUIS, MO. – In his 35 years as a renowned Los Angeles studio musician, saxophonist Jay Hutson has performed with everyone from Frankie Valli and Aretha Franklin to the Pointer Sisters and Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs. At 8 p.m. Thursday, July 10, Hutson and his band da Wolvez will launch WUSTL’s Jazz in July series with a […]


Spotlight: Walter Mosley, COVID-19 Nasal Vaccine & Art & Global Change

In this week’s episode enjoy a one-on-one conversation between suspense author Rachel Howzell Hall and Suspense writing legend Walter Mosley about his latest book from the Easy Rawlins detective series, hear about the progress being made on a nasal vaccine produced by St. Louis startup, discover the remarkable mission behind the Bridge Bread Bakery, explore the intersection between art and some of the world’s most pressing issues at Laumeier Sculpture Park, learn the story behind Modern American Dance Company 40th Anniversary dance, “Freedom.”