Patrick Burke, associate professor of music and head of musicology at Washington University in St. Louis, will introduce the online research exhibit Music and Racial Segregation in Twentieth-Century St. Louis: Uncovering the Source. This exhibit tells the story of five moments, spanning the years from 1923 to 1949, when St. Louis musical institutions either perpetuated practices of segregation or sought to resist them, demonstrating the ways in which music—often seen as a diversion from politics—was actually central to the city’s racial and political struggles. and Racial Segregation in Twentieth-Century St. Louis.
Shannon Davis supported the project extensively to create the exhibit in Omeka. Miranda Rectenwald, Vernon Mitchell, and Sonya Rooney consulted with Burke on content.
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