Black History Brought to Life
Oct11

Black History Brought to Life

OLD NORTH – Matt Allen had a day off from his pizza gig so the Chesterfield resident decided to make a trip to Old North St. Louis to visit the Griot Museum of Black History and Culture. “I woke up today and I said what am I going to do today? And I said I know what I’m going to do: I’m going to learn about history,” Allen said. Allen, 36, said he was a history major in college and has been a lifelong student of American...

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Activism Through the Camera Lens
Oct04

Activism Through the Camera Lens

OLD NORTH — From images of barking dogs attacking protesters during the Civil Rights Movement in 1964 to activists  in the streets of Ferguson, the lens of the camera has always shined a spotlight on important issues in history. The Griot Museum of Black History is exploring the role that photographers and their cameras play in activism in two ways.  The North City museum is currently showing an exhibition of photographs by Eric...

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Remembering Bambino
Sep22

Remembering Bambino

The signs directing you to the North Campus and the Black History drawings on the walls of LeRoy’s Barbershop are just a few examples of Harold “Bambino” Davis Jr.’s free-handed flair that can be seen all over St. Louis’s north side. And despite Bambino’s recent passing, those signs, murals and public artwork will continue to be a lasting legacy of the artist and the man who impacted so many in the community. “As far as his creative...

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