Calvin Riley turned a lifelong passion for collecting rare black Americana artifacts into the George B. Vashon African-American museum located in the historic St. Louis Place neighborhood he calls home. Riley is a St. Louis native, retired educator, and law enforcement official who began collecting black memorabilia as a hobby nearly 40 years ago. His museum's mission is to preserve the history and achievements of St. Louis African Americans and recognize those who fought for civil rights and to change unjust laws. Riley is a proponent of the Next NGA West project and says that this new facility near the museum is a blessing for his neighborhood.Full Article
Next NGA West Partner Agencies
The Next NGA West project is a multi-agency effort between the St. Louis Development Corporation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Air Force, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Learn more about each organization's role on the project.