This lecture presents a definitive look at what it was like to be a kid in St. Louis from 1900 to the present. Jim Merkel, who has written four books on St. Louis, began by interviewing more than 100 people who grew up in the area – rich and poor, black and white, known and unknown. To these interviews, he added dozens of pictures, first-person stories about the early 1900's, commentaries about how kids lived in ten different periods since 1900, alongside illuminating facts about each of those periods.
Merkel’s presentation will clearly show how much the events of our childhood shape the rest of our lives. Donations sincerely appreciated.