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African-Americans in St. Louis
St. Louis was/is home to many famous African-Americans: Scott Joplin, ragtime composer; W. C. Handy, composer of St. Louis Blues; Wendell Oliver Pruitt, WWII flying ace; Dred Scott of the infamous Dred Scott Decision of 1847; Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian; and many more.
The St. Louis Sentinel, Argus and American newspapers are published weekly by African-Americans and are widely circulated.
Source: “The African-American Heritage of St. Louis: A Guide,” published by St. Louis Public Library, February 1992.
Meetings are held at either the St. Louis County Library Headquarters or St. Louis Public Library (downtown branch at 1301 Olive). Meetings are sponsored by the St. Louis Genealogical Society and co-sponsored by the St. Louis County Library, when held at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters.
St. Louis Genealogical Society · #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140 · St. Louis, MO 63143 · 314-647-8547