Only the second of its kind in the country, The Griot Museum of Black History opened as The Black World History Wax Museum in February 1997.  In 2009, we hit upon what seems to be the perfect name “The Griot Museum of Black History” ("The Griot”).  In some African countries, the “Griot,” (pronounced “GREE-OH”) is a highly respected member of the community who collects, preserves and shares the stories, objects, and cultural traditions of the community.  Our new name more accurately reflects what we do -- collect, preserve, and share the stories, culture, and history of Black people - particularly those with a regional connection to American history.

Just Moms STL, non-profit group formed to unite & organize against a harmful Superfund radioactive waste site from the Manhattan Project in their CommUnity.

Missouri School for the Blind offers educational and outreach services for legally blind Missouri children from birth through age 21 and their families. MSB is operated by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of the State of Missouri and its services are free of charge.

A luminary (n.) is a leader in the field.
The Luminary is an expansive platform for art, thought and action.

Since its inception The Luminary has been a home for exceptional art that engages the pressing issues of the present. Through an active roster of exhibitions, residencies, performances, publications and gatherings, we act as a point of convergence for diverse publics.