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‘The Story of Shelley v. Kraemer’ Short Film Screening

Forest Park. Art & Culture. Smart Casual. Family.
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Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis , MO  63112
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FREE

Imagine buying a house and then finding out you're not legally allowed to move in because of the color of your skin, like the Shelley family did in St. Louis in 1945. The case went to the Supreme Court, which in a landmark ruling, abolished 'restrictive real estate covenants', which dictated where people could or could not live on the basis of race, color, creed, and national origin. A short documentary about Shelley vs. Kraemer featured in the museum's exhibit, '#1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis' will be shown in Lee Auditorium, followed by Jeffrey Copeland's talk on our city's role in the case, as well as comments from some who were involved and their relatives.

‘The Story of Shelley v. Kraemer’ Short Film Screening

Forest Park. Art & Culture. Smart Casual. Family.
Location Created with Sketch.
Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis , MO  63112
Globe Created with Sketch.
Dollar Created with Sketch.  
FREE

Imagine buying a house and then finding out you're not legally allowed to move in because of the color of your skin, like the Shelley family did in St. Louis in 1945. The case went to the Supreme Court, which in a landmark ruling, abolished 'restrictive real estate covenants', which dictated where people could or could not live on the basis of race, color, creed, and national origin. A short documentary about Shelley vs. Kraemer featured in the museum's exhibit, '#1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis' will be shown in Lee Auditorium, followed by Jeffrey Copeland's talk on our city's role in the case, as well as comments from some who were involved and their relatives.