Preparing for the flag pole July 22, 2018

Work this past week included preparations for installing a 50' flag pole on the site of the outdoor event space that will be home to the One Africa! One Nation! Marketplace, across the street from the Uhuru House. The flag pole is estimated to arrive this coming week!

Check out the highlights below, made possible through contributions from supporters like you!

A huge auger drills into the earth and brings out the soil to make room for installation of the metal sleeve that will hold the flag pole.

Stone and rock challenged the flag pole installers as they drilled. APEDF St. Louis Economic Development Director Ticharwa Masimba jumped in and brought out a large stone that was preventing the auger from digging deeper.

The sleeve was installed five feet into the ground and the surrounding hole filled with cement to support 4000 lbs of pressure.

Community member and Uhuru Movement supporter, Geraldine, with the cement truck operator.

Ticharwa and the students working on the Black Power Blueprint projects this summer, stand in front of the Uhuru House after taking measurements for improvements to the facade and signage.

Photos from the July 13th Black Power Poetry night at the St. Louis Akwaaba Hall: Some of the artists who performed (above) and a packed house (below).