Percy Green; Black in St. Louis; Civil Rights
Strains of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” often referred to as the black national anthem, swelled Wednesday evening in the J.C. Penney Conference Center Summit Ballroom at the University of Missouri–St. Louis as images of the local civil rights movement flashed on screens before an eager audience. The impromptu performance kicked off the annual ‘Black in St. Louis’ event hosted by the African American Chapter of the UMSL Alumni Association in conjunction with the Associated Black Collegians. The audience included members of the UMSL community – including both groups – and the St. Louis community.
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