St. Louis Is Growing More Diverse"“Just Not in the Black Half of Town

Rust Belt cities like St. Louis want to attract more immigrants, but few are integrating into African-American neighborhoods.

One of the 200-plus vacant homes in the historic Ville neighborhood of St. Louis. The Ville was an affluent African-American community that attracted doctors, educators and artists at the beginning of the 20th Century. Many of the abandoned homes are on Annie Malone Drive, a street named after the prominent black businesswoman and philanthropist who lived in neighborhood.
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