This is the digital companion to the exhibit, A Place of Pride: A Look at a Historic Downtown Neighborhood, that was on display at the Griot Museum of Black History in May 2022.  The exhibit commemorated the lost history of historic downtown St. Louis African American neighborhoods in the vicinity of the new NGA West campus. Over the years, these neighborhoods suffered displacement at the hands of private developers and city government. Themes of community, resistance, and achievement embodied in the exhibit convey how the vital connections between people and place-based stories coalesced into the vibrant memory of these neighborhoods. The exhibit was curated by students in the Museums and Communities course in the Museums, Heritage, and Public History program at the University of Missouri -St. Louis.

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