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Join the Oxford American, Gateway Arch National Park, and Jazz St. Louis for No Tears Project–St. Louis: a multi-day residency of free events that will use music and conversation to engage communities in civil rights education and storytelling.
April 26, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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No Tears Project St. Louis – FREE

Recognition Before Reconciliation

A panel discussion featuring civil rights heroes and activists including Percy Green, founding member of ACTION; Little Rock Nine member Elizabeth Eckford; Lynne Jackson, great-great granddaughter of Dred and Harriet Scott and president/founder of Dred Scott Heritage Foundation; and others. Deputy Superintendent Tarona Armstrong of Gateway Arch National Park and Superintendent Robin White of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, both of whose careers with the National Park Service have focused on the preservation of American civil rights sites and stories, will provide opening remarks and context for the discussion.

The conversation will reiterate St. Louis’s role, alongside Little Rock’s, as part of the legacy of the American civil rights story, highlighting Gateway Arch National Park, including the Old Courthouse, and Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. The 60-minute program will be followed by a reception in the lobby with food and drinks, where books will be available for purchase.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 @ 6:30 pm CDT
Gateway Arch National Park Theater
Free to the public
Seating is limited – register here

Gateway Arch National Park, The Oxford American, and Jazz St. Louis are excited to announce No Tears Project St. Louis, a series of civil rights and arts education residency events taking place in St. Louis. The programs are the first in a series of events to be offered by Gateway Arch National Park over the next few years while the Old Courthouse undergoes restoration. In addition, all new exhibits will share stories of St. Louis’ role in civil rights, including Dred and Harriet Scott’s struggle for freedom.

For more information, visit No Tears Project – Gateway Arch National Park

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