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A new education

Douglass High School was renamed twice. Originally Cummings Academy, it was renamed Excelsior School and finally Douglass, after Fredrick Douglass, in 1898. Photo by Shannon Elliott

<p class="p2">Neighboring students join together after being divided for decades</p>

Striking a bond

David Williams spends as much time at the bowling alley as possible. When he isn’t playing a game, he is helping coach local kids on Saturday mornings. Photo by Shannon Elliott

<p class="p2">Just off of Providence Road, a weekly bowling team upholds decades of tradition</p>

Vox Q&A with Dustin Hampton

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Dustin Hampton works with the Department of Public Health and the Center Project, an LGBTQ community center.

The Center Project’s board president brings Missouri’s recent marriage equality rulings out of the closet.