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St. Louis Bosnians

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Celebrating St. Louis as a city of refugees and immigrants

When Bosnian refugees arrived in St. Louis in the 1990s, their positive effect on neighborhoods was quickly apparent: neglected areas stabilized, new businesses opened and vitality returned to South City blocks. [...]

January 31, 2017 News

Doing just fine

How Muslim refugees from Bosnia transformed a corner of the Midwest “AMERICA has always been conflicted about immigration,” says Anna Crosslin, head of the International Institute of St Louis, which sponsors refugees and helps them after they arrive. In the [...]

December 16, 2015 News

What a critical agreement from 20 years ago can teach us about our world today.

The refugees we’ve welcomed have helped make America a better place. In a political season where some are trying to reject another set of refugees fleeing an unimaginable civil war, the Dayton Accords hold powerful lessons for Americans. Twenty years [...]

December 15, 2015 Advocacy

I was a refugee

Imagine your family being forced out of your home in the middle of the night and making your way to a refugee camp in another country, not once but twice. [...]

November 25, 2015 Stories

St. Louis Works to Welcome Refugees

In the 1990s, St. Louis, Missouri became a hub for Bosnians, as refugees escaped from war and genocide in their home country. There are now 50,000 Bosnians living in the region, the largest Bosnian community outside of the country itself. [...]

October 9, 2015 Audio, News

St. Louis Bosnians Have Been Dragged to the Forefront of the City’s Racial Tensions

The brutal November murder of a Bosnian man in St. Louis has now brought the area’s large and quiet immigrant community to the forefront of the city’s deep racial tensions. [...]

December 17, 2014 Bosnians in St. Louis, News