Come to the home of the Carondelet Historical Society! Our building and museum is the site of Susan Blow's Des Peres School, founded in 1873 as the first publicly funded Kindergarten in the United States!
Julius Hunter will be giving a presentation about his new novel: Priscilla and Babe: From Slavery's Shackles to Millionaire Bordello Madams in Victorian St. Louis.
Priscilla and Babe tells the story of two African-American women who were born into slavery and, after emancipation, went on to be the two wealthiest brothel madams in Victorian St. Louis.
Hunter has been recognized for his outstanding work as a journalist, columnist, television anchor, teacher, author, historian, radio talk show host, university administrator, police commissioner, musician and founder of an extensive African American Research Collection based at the St. Louis County Library headquarters.Refreshments will be served.
-Sunday, March 15th: 1:30 pm in the Meeting Room.
Priscilla and Babe: From Slavery's Shackles to Millionaire Bordello Madams in Victorian Saint Louis