NiNi Harris
Author, Historian, 
Your guide through the history of the Gateway City.
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NiNi In The News

Interview with NiNi Harris!
    On 11 September 2019, NiNi Harris was     interviewed by KMOV/Channel 4's Ray Preston     for the series St. Louis Proud. See the     interview here and become informed     about BRICK!
NiNi Harris's
Newest Book
Excerpt from "Local author NiNi Harris shows passion for the city in 'Downtown St. Louis'"  by Alex Siegman:

Aided by Harris’ firsthand experience with both the static and fluid nature of downtown St. Louis, the book tells the story of a metropolitan hub that maintained its nature amidst drastic changes in its population and industry.

“Here is this fabulous, constantly evolving, changing downtown that is extraordinary to look at,” Harris said. “It has served all these different roles simultaneously of being a place for personal sagas and a great national saga.”

The complete article can be read at:
Local author NiNi Harris shows passion for the city in 'Downtown St. Louis'

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NiNi Harris's
latest book, 

Black St. Louis, 
1764 to the New Millennium, 

released fall 2023 by Reedy Press
    Black St. Louis explores the rich and inspiring history of African Americans from the city's founding as a French fur trading post through to the new millennium. Hardships they faced during the ante-bellum era and the accomplishments that free African-Americans achieved, even when slavery was legal in Missouri, are recounted. Following the Civil War, energy and industry brought successes even as African American were suffering from the wounds left by slavery.
    Harris features great figures who provided leadership in St. Louis's African American community – the feisty Charlton Tandy, a Union Army veteran who fought for Civil rights and John Berry Meachum, an ex-slave, lead his people and founded the First African Baptist Church. In the early 20th century, Jordan Chambers, a night club owner and political powerhouse, was known as “The Negro Mayor of St. Louis.” In recent decades, David Steward who founded World Wide Technologies and has fostered an appreciation of Jazz.
    The coffee table-sized book is illustrated with photos, advertisements, and ephemera from Calvin Riley's 
George B. Vashon Museum of African-American History.
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