St. Louis Divided

Arch and Old Courthouse

Past, Present and Future?

Gateway Arch National Park presents a FREE educator workshop.

Segregation, steering, racial covenants, red-lining, and even urban renewal have controlled the movement of people and separated and divided communities. These practices were used throughout the country, including St. Louis. This
workshop will challenge and correct many of the incomplete and over-simplified histories. Join us as those who lived this history tell their stories and help us hear and share the truth. A bus tour of significant sites will also be included. The
workshop is designed to complement Middle School and High School curriculum. Educators will come away with new content knowledge, primary source documents, classroom activities and best practices for teaching difficult
and controversial history topics to their students.

October 20th and 21st
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Education Classroom at Gateway Arch National Park

Presenters include:

  • Bobby Norfolk, Teaching Artist, Story-Performer and Author of Eye to the Sky
  • Vivian Gibson, Memorist and Author of the Last Children of Mill Creek
  • Lynne Jackson, Founder and Director of the Dred and Harriet Scott Foundation and the great-great granddaughter of Dred and Harriet Scott
  • Amanda Clark, Leads the See STL Tours program at Missouri Historical Society, previously founder and owner of Renegade STL Tours
Parking is Free.
Lunch will be provided both days. In-person spaces are limited.
A virtual option is also available

To register or for more details, please call the Education Office at
Gateway Arch National Park at 314-655-1635. Reservations must be made by
Wednesday, October 6th.
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lower portion of the old courthouse
Old Courthouse

Last updated: August 19, 2021

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11 North 4th Street
St. Louis, MO 63102


314 655-1600

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