By the time my family moved into Pruitt-Igoe about 10 years after its opening, I had no idea the “solution” had already morphed into a nightmare.
Sylvester Brown, Jr.
Sylvester Brown, Jr. is the founder of the now defunct Take Five Magazine, former St. Louis Post-Dispatch Metro Columnist, founder and executive director of The Sweet Potato Project, a program that teaches at-risk youth entrepreneurial skills through horticulture, packaging, and selling produce and food-based products. In addition, Brown works as a freelance journalists and contributing writer.
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The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.