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Henry Hampton

Born January 8, 1940

 
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. Henry Hampton Marker
Inscription.  Filmmaker Henry Hampton was born in St. Louis, attended St. Louis University High School, and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1961. Hampton founded Blackside, Inc. in Boston in 1968, which produced over 60 films and nurtured a generation of filmmakers. Hampton's signature work was the award-winning documentary series "Eyes on the Prize I" and "II" (1987 and 1990), a definitive history of the Civil Rights movement. His other films include "The Great Depression" (1993) and "America's War on Poverty" (1995). Henry Hampton's work powerfully told history from the perspectives of great figures and everyday people whose courageous actions created change.
 
Erected by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Walk of Fame series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1961.
 
Location. 38° 39.325′ N, 90° 17.9′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker
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is on Delmar Boulevard east of North Skinker Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6165 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elizabeth Keckley (here, next to this marker); Thomas Hart Benton (a few steps from this marker); T Bone Burnett (a few steps from this marker); Cedric the Entertainer (a few steps from this marker); The 5th Dimension (a few steps from this marker); Whitey Herzog (within shouting distance of this marker); Donny Hathaway (within shouting distance of this marker); Curt Flood (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 28 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 24, 2022