Leid Stories discusses one of America’s deadliest race wars in modern times. It occurred in the City of East St. Louis 100 years ago and was race- and class-driven.
Historian Charles Lumpkins, an expert on race and class conflict in East St. Louis, discusses how and why conflict became inevitable there. Human-rights activist, the Rev. Dr. Randy Short, discusses efforts by locals and others to dismantle the endemic system of apartheid that has held the town hostage for far too long.