Iver Bernstein

Iver Bernstein is professor of history, African and African American Studies, and American Culture Studies, at Washington University in St. Louis.

Posts by Iver Bernstein

The Wellston Loop Pavilion

It is worth revisiting the summer of 1967, elsewhere hailed as the “summer of love,” but in Wellston a pivotal moment when the broader stakes of this community’s struggles were boldly articulated, fought out against the backdrop of the Loop Pavilion and commercial strip, and the long-term outcomes of those struggles were far from visible. . . The epicenter of conflict was a lawn statue, a monument controversy writ small that revealed much about the larger political stakes of the moment.