Mill Creek

Watch Our Panel Discussion!

HONORING MILL CREEK VALLEY

A Conversation About Art, History & Community Along the Brickline Greenway

In 1959, the once-thriving Mill Creek Valley neighborhood in the City of St. Louis was destroyed and its 20,000 Black residents were displaced in the name of “urban renewal”.

Check out our panel conversation and Q&A (below) about a visionary collaboration of local STL Made partners – it’s not everyday that a major league sports team, an HBCU, a public trail agency, an artist and an author team up with their city to make something dedicated to a story like this.

With input from area residents and stakeholders, plus support and expertise from institutions like The Griot Museum of Black History and Missouri Historical Society, this greenway is coming to life to commemorate the Mill Creek Valley neighborhood in its former footprint along a one-mile stretch of Market Street between Compton Avenue and 22nd Street. 

 

Now get involved – subscribe, donate, attend future events or listen to our podcast!

Quick summary:

MEET OUR PANELISTS/PROJECT PARTNERS:

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TISHAURA O. JONES
Mayor, City of St. Louis

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DAMON DAVIS
Post-disciplinary Artist, Heartache and Paint

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VIVIAN GIBSON
Author of The Last Children of Mill Creek

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SUSAN TRAUTMAN
CEO, Great Rivers Greenway

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KHALIA COLLIER
VP of Community Relations for St. Louis CITY SC and Owner of the St. Louis Surge

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TERENCE FINLEY
Vice President & CFO, Harris-Stowe State University

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DE NICHOLS – Moderator
Principal of Design & Social Practice, Civic Creatives

 

Full bios of each panelist can be found here.

 

 

 

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ADD YOUR VOICE!

Seeking More Mill Creek Valley connections

If you lived in or have a connection with Mill Creek Valley, we invite you to share with us what life was like there.

Your voice is integral to the making of the Brickline Greenway. The greenway is more than just a path, it is a way for us to connect with and acknowledge our history — and your stories will inform interpretive signage and programs to support the experience of visiting this place.

To share your story, please look below to submit online or call/email Elizabeth Simons at 314-932-4904 / esimons@grgstl.org to plan a listening session on the phone, via Zoom, on your porch or anywhere that’s convenient for you!

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