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afro american Elmer Mosee, Jordan Chambers, and David M. Grant
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (St. Louis) MAGAZINE ARTICLE
“Following Ancestral Footsteps”
Please see this link for the article: http://magazine-archives.wustl.edu/Spring09/GailMilissaGrant.html
 
THE ST. LOUIS BEACON NEWSPAPER
This article is an interview with me shortly after my book was released. http://www.stlbeacon.org/arts-life/books/9203

MS. MAGAZINE
named “Elbows” a Great Read upon the book’s release in the fall of 2008: http://www.msmagazine.com/Fall2008/bookmarks.as
The ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH newspaper named “Elbows” a Best Book of 2008 in its December 7, 2008 edition (Arts & Entertainment Section)

ST. LOUIS MAGAZINE
commented on an episode from “Elbows” in its Flashback column (December 2008) entitled Hopeful Romantics: http://www.stlmag.com/St-Louis-Magazine/December-2008/Flashback-1944

BLACK RENAISSANCE/RENAISSANCE NOIRE
, a publication of New York University’s Institute of African-American Affairs, included selections from “Elbows” in its Summer/Fall 2008 edition.
A FABULOUS NEW YEAR’S EVE by Lauren Mitchell | Director of Publications Missouri Historical Society December 31, 2014 I recall many stories about New Year’s through the decades, but the one that I enjoy the most is from Gail Milissa Grant’s At the Elbows of My Elders. Her description of a lavish party transports me to a time when women wore “long gloves and gowns (some of them daringly backless) and the men [wore] tuxedos.” As she says while introducing the party discussed below, “One word seems to sum up the “talked-about-for-months parties” that St. Louis Negroes put on during Jim Crow days: ‘FABULOUS.’”