When it comes to the staple of the community, there is no newspaper more connected to the people than the oldest continuous black business in St. Louis. “The Argus.” It was founded in 1912 by the Mitchell family. Very powerful and influential, The Argus is the number one source for news and history, unlike any other paper.This newspaper not only captures the hearts of readers around the world, but it informs the public on important local, national, and international events.
While gaining access to its well-preserved archives, The Argus provides important insight into life in the United States dating back to its very conception.
Today as the media constantly navigates through a changing landscape, The Argus continues to maintain its prominent position in American history and culture. That is why it is important that we are creating a documentary for the 110th anniversary of The most reputable newspaper.
That’s why it was a no-brainer when I was awarded an opportunity to become a journalist for the most respected media platform “The Argus.” We fit hand in hand. This documentary will showcase how The Argus was at the forefront and took the initiative throughout history to report on events such as The East St. Louis Riots of 1917, The Murder of Emmitt Till, The Little Rock 9, and much more.
You will receive firsthand accounts from people who lived through monumental moments throughout history. With newspapers becoming a dying breed, It’s a must that we tell these stories so that they can live on for generations. Moreover, we are asking for your help to donate and support the making of this tremendous documentary. We all have a responsibility to keep the legacy of our ancestors alive. Let’s preserve our history.