The Rev. Darryl Gray, a prominent figure in the St. Louis protests with more than 40 years’ experience as a civil rights activist, talked with the Monitor’s Christa Case Bryant in November for our cover story, “Bridging black and white: How St. Louis residents are trying to surmount racial inequities post-Ferguson.” This interview has been edited for clarity and length. Q: You’ve called St. Louis the new Selma. Why? Selma was a very peculiar place. It was hard.
Alex Deibold is a 31-year-old college freshman who has spent far more time snowboarding than studying. But that’s not because he’s a slacker. Mr. Deibold is an Olympic bronze medalist. And he’s gunning for another Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month. Recommended: How much do you know about the Olympics? Take the quiz. Like many elite athletes, his intense training schedule makes it difficult to pursue a traditional education.
Elyssa Sullivan never expected to get thrown in jail. The white suburban mother lives in a tony enclave on the outskirts of St. Louis with street names like Joy and Glen, a world apart from the turmoil that erupted 16 miles away in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014. She had no inclination to join the protests sparked by a white policeman’s fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old, that overnight triggered a fraught – and painfully familiar – national debate on race relations in the United States.
A black police officer who was ambushed by a fellow African-American. A white mom who was too scared to protest in Ferguson but now carries a White Moms for Black Lives placard. These are just two of the inspiring St. Louisans I met for this story: https://t.co/t9U8jZ81hI
@soljourno Thought you might be interested in this Christian Science Monitor piece - a look at how St. Louis residents, black and white, are engaged in a wide array of initiatives to address the racial inequities and tensions that erupted in Ferguson. https://t.co/t9U8jZ81hI
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