The East St. Louis 1917 Centennial Commission and Cultural Initiative, established in 2014, will begin our formal 100-year commemoration of the 1917 East St. Louis Race Riot with a conference Friday, May 26, through Sunday, May 28, 2017, at the East St. Louis Higher Education Center located at 601 James Thompson Blvd., East St. Louis, IL.
The Conference schedule is as follows:
Local high school students are invited to be a part of this historic conference by submitting original written works reflecting on the conference theme The City that Survives: Commemorating the Past, Preparing for the future.
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To register for the conference, click here.