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E. St. Louis Acts to Curb Rumors of Civil Strife
E. St. Louis Acts to Curb Rumors of Civil Strife
TitleE. St. Louis Acts to Curb Rumors of Civil Strife
DescriptionArticle about civil unrest in East St. Louis; Dunham was arrested while trying to make sure a friend (Darryl Braddix), who had been arrested in connection with vandalism, had legal representation
CollectionSCRC Text (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
SubcollectionKatherine Dunham Papers
Original Publication SourceSt. Louis Post-Dispatch
Place WrittenSt. Louis, MO
Subjects -peopleDunham, Katherine ; Braddix, Darryl ; Dunham, Maria ; Stovall, Jeanelle
Other topicsCivil unrest ; East St. Louis
Collection ID/Box#FP20_7_F1DUNHAM_B103_F19_12
Rights StatementFor permission to reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use this image, please contact the Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Phone: + 1 (618) 453-2516. Email:
Maady, IS ^ears cld^ Saturdav when he m feel from e Mis- /er bluff near Cliff In Boutliern St
Office Being Set Up to Supply Informa¬ tion to Pub[ic
A central Jnlurmalifin 0IJ1C6 iviih Ihe duty of cJiedting c
J and
h vas ruled occiden-
Sl, Loula county cor- ce. Moody lived al
quickly supplying correct iiifor-
maiion to the pik^c was to ba e5[i*li*fd tcdajr in Eist Si. LnuiJ In a mewing ol city offi' c L a I s end representatives of ctiLirdiea and civil rt^ta ocgan- jzB^ians.
Mayor Alvin Gr Fields said the information office would serve to reduce public cojicern i^aiised by false reports ot ra¬ cial incidents.
U. Col, Raymond Bischoff, fi^iatant chief nf police, s^id Easr Si. Louis reaidenH had ^iven police valuahle assistance Hinjupih the weekend in avert' ir, g civil diaotdera. He said in some instances Negro residents had followed police oars on calls to help the policemen re¬ duce tension where disturb^ anne? had been reported. ^M ember Group Namedaqc Representatives of labor, reli¬ gious and civil rights organlza- Lions w&s Bppnijital by Mayor Fields tn fl 25-meml)er steenng commrttee to assess problems and solutions *n East Kt. Louia.
"We want to urge citizens nol to seek solutions to bocIo- problems through Maynr Fields eaid. " We hope parents vill urge children not to become in- vofved In uniawEul activities."
No incidents of vandalism or arwn were reported Saturday or Sunday. Nine persons were arrested in connection with vao- daiisnx and Area Tlnirsday and Fiiday, end ^x were h^d on chargeff of onmiiLaT destructiDn cf property.
Ore of iJmisb baW, O i r r y 1 Eraddix, 21 years old, was ar¬ rested Friday night when he was weifcing warti Miss ItaThe- rine Dunham, iniemationaliy loiown dancer and choreogra- pher wtio is an artist- In-residence at Eoudiera Elhnois University, Misa D u n ha m *s 19year-old daughter, Mana. andMiss JeaneireSlovall, a United Nwbloiis interpreter and fnend of Miss Dunham. Hdd ThrH Hours
MisB Dunham sjid she and MiSB Stovall went to the police station to inquire wfut the charges were against Braddtx and whether he wjis bcmi; of- ftiai Je^d cuuiiacl. Thn -mv women were arrested end held three hours after they penisled In questioning police ibout ^ arrest of Braddix.
William L. JeremTaB, a police dispatcher, reported That Mis? Dunham walked behind the
Women Who Were Arres+ed
Miss Ka^arine Dunham, dftncer and choreogrdpher, whp Wfli arreited and hofd #ie hou'i by Efl?t Sf,
Lniii^ palke when tfie arr^&t of a younr;
per^i&fed in inquiring about #ib
booking desk al Ihe station into an area reatricled to police per¬ sonnel. He said he had asked her to le-ive rhe area and she refused He said he eilempled lo escort her ouL of Ihe area and ^e grabbed his abif t,
MlssPunhamcharged ibat pohce were rude and "manhan¬ dled" her, "We were locked up wLFh no 'Water, nothLng^ in a dirty nji m." she said.
Miss Dunham Eaid BraddlK had taken collese courses last year in an e^Lperimenlai educa¬ tion program for students with¬ out tiie oppoiTunit yfor attend¬ ing colleger She said she consid¬ ered that BraddlJr had Ment as a dancer and ^e had employed him as fl liaison worker In Fvelp recruit other yoiii^ men into summer music and dancing classes al i^vo ¦
Took Wonun Id Tavern
B[addi : had taken Mi^ Dun¬ ham, her daughter, and Miss
members of a chib called Impe¬ rial War Lords. Braddiit and.
oiJier youths vwre escort-
Uii Jeaneb StovaNn United K4ttor i intarpratai who a\io y/ai arreiled.
ing diem to their auiomotale GmL BUnGLAnS when Barddix was arrested,
MiS;^ Dunhani said :(be was attempltng to enroll rPbelHous young people Into cultural en¬ richment Qxirses to channel tfseir enerslei in a positive drreclloii.
"I want to tf^en their an¬ tagonism, " ihe ^iid. *'T th'^^k ihciy li e; '.'. Kp? m St. U.i.-. of avoiding some of the troubles that haVB occurred cities."
Three leen-age grils were
found lading in a fitting room early today by police respond¬ ing to a burglar alarm at Ihe Stanley Dress Shop, 1611 South Jefferson avenue* ThP yortng prisonere. rangln*
Li lo ihe Juvenile CeO' other ter. Police aJd that giass in a door had been broken.
Original Formatarticle
Original dimensions (cm.)32 x 14
Digital Object TypeImage
Digital File Format.tif
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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