The city of St Louis, Missouri, remains one of the most segregated cities in the US, according to a study by the Manhattan Institute. But one street in particular has been known to residents as the “dividing line”.
Delmar Boulevard, which spans the city from east to west, features million-dollar mansions directly to the south, and poverty-stricken areas to its north. What separates rich and poor is sometimes just one street block. The BBC’s Franz Strasser talked to residents, business owners and pastors on both sides of the street about why things are the way they are.
In St. Louis, this section of Delmar marks the dividing like between the Central West End neighborhood to the south and Fountain Park and Lewis Place to the north. (click image below to watch video)