Virtual Author Event: Dr. Christopher Lehman "Slavery's Reach"
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Branch: Region Wide
Date: Thu Jun 10, 2021
Agegroups: Adults, Teens
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
From the 1840s through the end of the Civil War, Minnesotans invited dozens of slaveholders and their wealth into the free territory and free state of Minnesota, enriching the areas communities and residents. Slaveholders wealth was invested in some of the states most significant institutions and provided a financial foundation for several towns and counties, and the money generated by Minnesota investments flowed both ways, supporting some of the Souths largest plantations. Join Dr. Christopher P. Lehman, author of the Minnesota Book Award winner "Slavery's Reach: Southern Slaveholders in the North Star State," as he talks about this important part of Minnesota's early history. For teens and adults. Made possible with Minnesotas Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. Event taking place via Zoom. Register online to receive the Zoom link.