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Our roots are in the Before Ferguson Beyond Ferguson nonprofit, a racial equity storytelling project. That work continues today.
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Created by Before Ferguson, Beyond Ferguson, Generations takes a look at the generational difficulties many St. Louis families have struggled to overcome.
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Before Ferguson Beyond Ferguson begins with the Caldwells, the first of a series of stories about how St. Louis families over many generations have struggled to get a quality education and gain their purchase on the American Dream.
The Washingtons have long been drum majors for social justice. But they faced a unique challenge when Teddy Washington, a rising freshman at Washington University found himself among 10 students stopped by police after a dine-and-dash incident at a local IHOP.
Evita Caldwell shares her story of what it was like moving from an-all black high school to Saint Louis University.
Launched by Before Ferguson, Beyond Ferguson, the 63106 Project focus on the issues facing area residents.
Created by Before Ferguson, Beyond Ferguson, Voices amplified first-person accounts of systemic and institutional racism, essential to fomenting a roadmap towards equitable change.
Started by Before Ferguson Beyond Ferguson, the STL Equity Matters newsletter shines a light on how race is lived in our region — and shares the stories you need to be reading to understand St. Louis.