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Videos - East St. Louis Sesquicentennial Summer Celebration



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Curtis Louise Paradise Interview

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Veria M. Jackson Interview

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Dr. Lillian Parks Interview

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Earnestine King Laurence Interview

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Archie Laurence Interview

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William H. Fennoy Interview

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Rita Peyton Interview

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Reginald Hoover Interview

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R.J. Krause Interview

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LeAnne Bonner Interview

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LaDarious Gully Interview

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Kelly Edwards Interview

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Katherine Redmond Interview

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Juanita Russel Interview

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John Eiland Interview

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David King Interview

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Christine Harden Interview

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Bernard King Interview

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Amber Adams Interview

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Dr. E. Redmond Poem (Pt. 1)

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Dr. E. Redmond Poem (Pt. 2)

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Interview with Curtis Louise Paradise


East St Louis Sesquicentennial Summer Celebration

2011 marked the 150th year of East St. Louis history. During the weekend of July 8th and 9th, a celebration was held at the East St. Louis Higher Education Center to honor the city's 150th anniversary. The celebration consisted of presentations, film screenings, and cultural exhibits related to East. St. Louis and the community's rich history.

Throughout the celebration, graduate students from SIUE and Washington University in St. Louis collected interview footage from a variety of current and former East St. Louis residents. The interviews were designed to show a picture of the social, economic, and political realities of East St. Louis at various times throughout the city's history - all through first hand accounts of of those who lived it.

Additionally, the gallery contains footage from Dr. Eugene Redmond's poem reading commemorating East St. Louis' 150th anniversary.

How to Submit Content

Do you have photos, pictures, or documents related to East. St. Louis History that you would like to share? Please contact the Institute for Urban Research at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville or send us an email.

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