Bloomberg Philanthropies

St. Louis art project on a historic black community a finalist for national arts funding

Lois Conley of St. Louis grew up in Mill Creek Valley, where everything was in walking distance, and neighbors kept a close eye on each others’ children. “You felt safe; You felt protected. Everybody knew everybody,” Conley said. But in the late 1950s, the area between Union Station and Saint Louis University was condemned in […]