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The Ville nurtured a rich heritage for the black population of the City of St. Louis and was home to a number of important black institutions, including Simmons Elementary, Sumner High School, the first high school for black students west of the Mississippi River, Poro College.
Lincoln University Law School, Stowe Teachers College, Tandy Recreation Center,
Annie Malone Children’s Home and Homer G. Phillips Hospital, which, at the time,
was responsible for training more black doctors than any other hospital in the world.

Written by Sumner alumna Mariah L. Richardson and directed by Thomasina Clarke this show tells the deep rooted stories of The Ville told through an adaption inspired by William Shakespeare's Hamlet. 


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