Spotlight: A Look at Local and National Trailblazers

    HEC Media’s Spotlight program airs every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Channel 11, and showcases St. Louis’ finest contributions to art, education, and culture. In this week’s episode we take a look at local and national trailblazers. (Click the titles below to watch the individual stories).

    Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals
    Civil Rights Icon, Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals, shares her story as a “Little Rock Nine” student being the first to attend the all-white Central High School.

    Sister Mary Antona Ebo
    For many years, Sister Mary Antona Ebo has been hailed for her contributions to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. The Franciscan Sister of Mary, who was among those who went to Selma, Ala., in March of 1965 to march for voting rights for African Americans, shares her story with students and viewers.

    Activist Finds Her Voice While Supporting Her Community During Ferguson Protests
    Ohun Ashe found her voice as a civil rights activist in St. Louis during the protest movement in Ferguson.

    The Color of Love: A Portrait of a Mixed Race Jewish Girl
    Marra B. Gad talks about growing up in “the gorgeous places in between” in her new memoir, “The Color of Love: A Portrait of a Mixed Race Jewish Girl.”

    Da Vinci The Exhibition at the Saint Louis Science Center
    Da Vinci The Exhibition features over 60 recreations of inventions and concepts from the famous renaissance man’s notes, along with over 20 replicas of his art.  For more information about the Da Vinci Exhibition.

    History in the First Person: Bobby Rush King of the Chitlin’ Circuit
    King of the Chitlin’ Circuit, Bobby Rush talks about the tough times touring the circuit during the 1950’s and how so much has changed for him today.

    HEC is excited to put our high-quality, award-winning work on display every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Channel 11. Tune in, set your DVRs, and stream all of our content free any time on

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