THE SALVATION ARMY MIDLAND DIVISION COMMEMORATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH ORIGINAL CONTENT
The Salvation Army Midland Division will unveil a host of new content over Black History Month on its website and social media, including exclusive photos of artwork of local Black leaders and conversations with leaders in the community and Salvation Army family.
As part of the good work of St. Louis’ Better Family Life nonprofit organization, we will be spotlighting artwork of leaders in years current and present.
These artworks are housed along a stretch of Page Blvd. between Kingshighway and Union Blvds. in urban St. Louis on vacated house fronts, painted on wood, often covering windows and doors. Started in 2011, the art exhibit is titled the Beyond the Wall, painted by St. Louis artist Christopher Green, who has passed away.
Prominent Black leaders from the region in the artwork include Ozzie Smith, Cedric the Entertainer, Grace Bumbry, Katherine Dunham, Chuck Berry, Paula Carter and Redd Foxx, to name a few.
Better Family Life’s mission is to “strengthen and galvanize the Black family through personal, intellectual and professional development, through civic/community involvement and leadership opportunities,” the organization’s website says.
We will hear from leaders in the community for Black History Month of different backgrounds. The Salvation Army’s Black officers in the region will be profiled. Stay tuned for surprises to come!