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people gather in a church for a prayer vigil for section 14

Section 14 Leaders are Hosting a Black History Month City-Wide Prayer Vigil in Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS— The survivors and supporters of Palm Springs Section 14 and a coalition of community organizations will come together for a Prayer Vigil at The Church of St. Paul in the Desert. This prayer vigil will be the cornerstone event of a citywide day of prayer in honor of Black History Month.  A local choir sang songs that

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a panel of experts speaks at the Busch Center of St. Louis University about the amount of wealth owed to the slaves who built the University

Descendants of Enslaved Call Out Saint Louis University

ST LOUIS— The Jesuit university is accused of stalling on reparations demands for the slavery it profited from. He wasn’t there, but one couldn’t help but wonder whether Dr. Fred Pestello felt the brickbats hurled his way from Saint Louis University’s Busch Center. His office is just a couple of blocks down the street. Members of Descendants

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KQED Section 14 taken in 1947

Survivors Of Palm Springs Section 14 Neighborhood Still Waiting for Compensation

PALM SPRINGS— Decades ago, the homes in a Palm Springs neighborhood known as Section 14 were deemed eyesores and officials wanted to promote tourism. So they forced out the mostly black and brown families who lived there. Crews tore down everyone’s homes, and then burned them, sometimes with people’s personal possessions still inside. The city

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Descendants of Those Enslaved by St. Louis University Calculated their Ancestors’ Unpaid Labor. Here’s How.

ST. LOUIS — Descendants of the Black people enslaved by St. Louis University have for the first time calculated how much labor and wealth was stolen from their ancestors, their latest effort in a years-long push for the university to “make good on promises of justice and accountability.”

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