Film Connects A Physical Barrier Between Kinloch And Ferguson With The Legacy Of Segregation


As a child, filmmaker and artist Jane Gillooly was oblivious to the fact that Ferguson was an all-white town during the Jim Crow era. Gillooly did not realize this until the day she went home with her babysitter.

Her sitter lived in Kinloch — Missouri’s first incorporated black city. It borders Ferguson.

At the age of 5, her parents had yet to discuss why blacks and whites were segregated, but she recalls asking the sitter, ‘Why does everyone look the same in Kinloch?’ and her babysitter said, “Because all these people are Negroes.”

With her latest film, “Where the Pavement Ends,” Gillooly, 61, sheds light on the physical roadblock that played a role in Kinloch’s segregation and the city’s dwindling population. Check out the full story here.

By Andrea Henderson, St. Louis Public Radio

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