/ Breakfast with Vivian Gibson, author of The Last Children of Mill Creek

Breakfast with Vivian Gibson, author of The Last Children of Mill Creek

February 29, 2024
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Delmar DivINe, 5501 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112 (United States)

Join us for continental breakfast as we chat with author Vivian Gibson about her award-winning, bestselling book The Last Children of Mill Creek. Brunch will be hosted at the Delmar DivINe in the Ameren Community Convening Room. The first 50 participants to sign up will receive a FREE book! Please RSVP no later than Thursday, February 22nd, 2024.

Featured Speaker

Vivian Gibson

Vivian Gibson is a native St. Louisian who grew up in the Mill Creek Valley neighborhood, which was razed in 1959 in the name of “urban renewal.” Her family, friends, church community, neighbors, and over 20,000 Mill Creek residents were displaced by this act of systematic discrimination to hinder African American progress. In her moving memoir, Gibson vividly illustrates the everyday life of her family as members of the tight-knit Mill Creek community. The Missouri History Museum has hosted an interactive exhibit on her family as part of the Reflections Gallery collection for 18 years.

Vivian Gibson’s memoir beautifully and truthfully documents the life and death of one African-American community in mid-twentieth century St. Louis. Childhood is, for most of us, where our true home resides, and The Last Children of Mill Creek is a tribute to Gibson’s, one told with deep generosity, humor and love.

Angela Mitchell, author of Unnatural Habitats and Other Stories

This event is co-sponsored by the Delmar DivINe and the Clark-Fox Policy Institute.