Sharon Tyus

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St. Louis candidates

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Sharon Tyus, James Page, Dan Guenther, Bill Stephens, Megan Ellyia Green, Tina Pihl.

Honoring Percy Green II

On July 14 2018 Inclusion activist Percy Green II was honored at a ceremony organized by Alderwoman Sharon Tyus and Alderman Terry Kennedy at Gateway Arch National Park’s Tucker Theater – the 54th anniversary of his climb up a leg of the partly constructed Gateway Arch (along with Richard Daly) to protest the absence of black workers on the public project.

Following the controversy over the official reopening of the Gateway Arch grounds with an all-white photo op, followed by a diverse “people’s ribbon-cutting” in response, the person who embodies the issue of inclusion at the Arch was honored.

“I wanted to do something proactive,” Tyus said of event held at Gateway Arch National Park’s Tucker Theater. “I wanted it to be something to thank Mr. Green because of all the things that he has done has made it possible for all of us to do so many other things.”

U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, Jr., state Rep. Bruce Franks, Jr., Clay’s primary challenger Cori Bush, Green’s son Percy Green III, and activist Jamala Rogers (Green’s wife) spoke at the event.[1]