Get Your Life in the ‘Lou This Summer at These Black-Owned Hotspots
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One third of the Midwestern trio (Detroit, Chicago and St. Louis) that lead the great migration from the deep southern states through its lakes and rivers, continues to flood our souls with culture, history and personality.

Borrowing from the 1944 classic musical, “Meet Me in St. Louis,” which tells the story of four sisters on the cusp of the 1904 St Louis World Fair, is the perfect metaphor of this city’s pioneering and progressive innovation.

St. Louis and its surrounding areas was the first stop as our ancestors journeyed North on their trek to freedom.

Lulled by the longest river in the US, the ever-flowing Mississippi River, St. Louis was closer to ‘home’ than the cities of Chicago and Detroit. It was love at first sight for those who decided to plant roots in the ‘Show Me’ state.

St. Louis shows us what it’s made of, how it gets down and what to expect through all that it offers. Meet me at one of the cities bustling black-owned hot spots or tag along as I explore the city’s great outdoors with the National Parks Service.

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