The Making of an All-America City
East St. Louis at 150
Chapter 1: A City on the River
A Once and Future City: The Splendor of Prehistoric East St. Louis
Joseph M. Galloy, Ph.D.
The Second Skyline: Downtown East St. Louis’ Unique Architecture
Michael R. Allen
A History of Pollution and the Struggle for Environmental Justice
East St. Louis and its Relationship to the River
Bryan Werner and Les Sterman
Chapter 2: The Question of Race & Culture
Limits to Black Political Empowerment: The Historical Significance of Pre-1950 East St. Louis as a Foreshadow to Post-2008 Black Political Dilemmas
Charles L. Lumpkins, Ph.D.
A University Without Walls: Katherine Dunham’s Performing Arts Training Center and Public Humanities, 1967-1977
Kim Curtis, Ph.D.
Personal Reflections on East St. Louis through the Years
Lillian Parks, Ph.D.
East St. Louis is My Career and My Life
Billie Gloria Turner
Chapter 3: Facing the Challenges of De-Industrialization
One Size Does Not Necessarily Fit All: Harland Bartholomew and the 1920 East St. Louis Comprehensive Plan
Mark Abbott, Ph.D.
The End of the Line
Joseph L. Davis
East St. Louis in Context: The Rise and Fall of America’s Industrial Suburbs
Andrew Hurley, Ph.D.
Chapter 4: Paths Chosen
Three Lives that Defined a City: East St. Louis’ First Sixty Years
Andrew J. Theising, Ph.D.
“East Boogie”: As American as Cherry Pie
James T. Ingram
Gambling on the Economic Future of East St. Louis: The Casino Queen
Anne F. Boxberger Flaherty, Ph.D.
A Call for Effective Leadership
Debra H. Moore, Ph.D.
A Tale of Two Captains & Two Avenues in the Life of East St. Louis
Eugene B. Redmond