This unique canoe tour of the river city of St. Louis centers Black and Indigenous relationships to our rivers, historically and today, commemorating and restoring these connections to our waters.
In 2022 Dr. Robin McDowell launched the Black Geographies Canoe Trip through her seminar “Black Geographies: Space, Place, and Ecologies of Power” in African and African American Studies (AFAS) at Washington University in St. Louis. This trip was made possible through the AFAS Department curriculum development fund. In Spring 2023 a second tour was organized through Memory for the Future, with support from the WashU & Slavery Project, and in partnership with the STLer City Working Group. Follow the link below to learn more about the Black Geographies River Tour of St. Louis.