Watch Online | Living St. Louis | February, 12, 2018 | Full Episode
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Tuskegee Airmen-Illinois: The story of two brothers (the only sibling pilots) to serve as Tuskegee Airmen, the Alton native who heard about them through a chance encounter and the campaign that led to the dedication of a black granite headstone at the pilots’ gravesite.
Annie Malone: She was a self-made millionaire (cosmetics manufacturing & beauty college) and philanthropist (The St. Louis Colored Orphans Home was renamed in her honor).
Chauffeur’s Travels: When the Lambert family (makers of Listerine) crossed the Atlantic for an eight-week European tour, the family chauffeur went too. Kenely Moore’s descendants knew virtually nothing about his experiences until a box containing his passport, travel diary and scores of photographs he took were discovered decades after his death.
Darwyn Apple Update: The former St. Louis Symphony violinist (one of a handful of African-Americans members in the SLSO’s history) has been undergoing a long recovery from surgery that’s kept him off the stage. One of his favorite performance pieces is a Beethoven sonata that was dedicated to a close friend of the composer (an Afro-European virtuoso).