Black History Month http://news.stlpublicradio.org en ‘2-5-Oh!’ Exhibition Tells Story Of ‘Surprise, Sadness and Struggle' In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/2-5-oh-exhibition-tells-story-surprise-sadness-and-struggle-st-louis <p>Perseverance and triumph in St. Louis history will be explored in a new exhibition, opening today at Salon 53, a private art gallery in north&nbsp;St. Louis.</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 18:55:40 +0000 Nancy Fowler 33924 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ‘2-5-Oh!’ Exhibition Tells Story Of ‘Surprise, Sadness and Struggle' In St. Louis Christ Church Cathedral To Pay Tribute To Rosa Parks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/christ-church-cathedral-pay-tribute-rosa-parks <p>In celebration of Black History Month, Christ Church Cathedral is holding a concert Sunday honoring Rosa Parks. The concert will feature arrangements of spirituals and “Hymn for Rosa,” a work written by Christ Church Cathedral organist and choirmaster William “Pat” Partridge after Rosa Parks died.</p><p>According to Partridge, her death reminded him of his childhood in segregated Virginia and her perseverance to end segregation.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:19:02 +0000 Camille Phillips 33727 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Christ Church Cathedral To Pay Tribute To Rosa Parks STL Rising Star, Alicia Reve' Like, Helps Piece Together Black History in 'Gee's Bend' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stl-rising-star-alicia-reve-helps-piece-together-black-history-gees-bend <p><em>Alicia Reve' Like plays Nella, a bright patch in an Alabama family whose quilts tell stories of segregation and the civil rights movement. </em></p><p>Last February, Alicia Reve' Like portrayed a motel maid who whooped up on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in <a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/29558/mountaintop_play_022313">the Black Rep’s “The Mountaintop,” the story of King’s last hours.</a></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:10:42 +0000 Nancy Fowler 33591 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org STL Rising Star, Alicia Reve' Like, Helps Piece Together Black History in 'Gee's Bend' Paintings, Plays And Puppets Mark Black History Month In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/paintings-plays-and-puppets-mark-black-history-month-st-louis <p><em>St. Louisans can explore the area's broad past including black history through larger-than-life puppets, Gee’s Bend, Ala., quilters and exhibits by members of the Alliance of Black Art Galleries.</em></p><p>The recently formed <a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/32911/alliance_black_galleries_092313">Alliance of Black Art Galleries</a> will debut its first collaborative exhibit in February in connection with St. Louis’ 250th birthday celebration.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 04:19:02 +0000 Nancy Fowler 33295 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Paintings, Plays And Puppets Mark Black History Month In St. Louis Lambert Airport honors black pilot pioneers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lambert-airport-honors-black-pilot-pioneers <p>Lambert Airport is honoring African American pilots who broke color barriers in the sky with a re-dedication of its mural &ldquo;Black Americans in Flight.&rdquo;</p><p>Solomon Thurman, one of the mural&#39;s co-artists, said the five-panel mural depicts the aviation achievements of African Americans from WWI to the NASA shuttle mission.&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;St. Louis is the only place where you can see an encapsulated story of the Tuskegee Airmen,&quot; he said. &quot;There are many Tuskegee paintings around the country and perhaps around the world, but none tell the cohesive story.&quot;</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 23:27:31 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3086 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lambert Airport honors black pilot pioneers