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By John A. Wright Sr.

because the founding of St. Louis in 1764, Downtown St. Louis has been a middle of black cultural, financial, political, and criminal achievements that experience formed not just town of St. Louis, however the country to boot. From James Beckworth, one of many founders of Denver, Colorado, to Elizabeth Keckley, Mary Todd Lincoln's seamstress and writer of the one behind-the-scenes account of Lincoln's White condominium years, black citizens of Downtown St. Louis have made an indelible mark in American historical past. From the huge Dred Scott case to entertainers resembling Josephine Baker, Downtown St. Louis has been domestic to many unforgettable faces, locations, and occasions that experience formed and bolstered the yankee event for all.

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