Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House photo exhibit

On March 24, we hosted an exhibit based on our preservation project. As part of our work with SIUE's Institute for Urban Research, a small group of us are digitizing and documenting hundreds of images associated with the Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House – a social services organization based in East St. Louis. The organization was founded during the early 1900s and has now operated for over 100 years.

Among other features, the photographs document the diverse and shifting demographics of people who worked for and received services from the Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House. Our exhibit presented students with a glimpse by showing 30 or so images.

Student Jakari Lowe-Ellis discusses images in the exhibit

• Spring 2015 Programming

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