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Slavery’s Reach: Southern Slaveholders in the North Star State

October 2, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Marshall Lyon County Library

Dr. Christopher Lehman will discuss Slavery’s Reach: Southern Slaveholders in the North Star State, his 2019 Minnesota Book Award-winning title. From the MN Historical Society Press description: “From the 1840s through the end of the Civil War, leading Minnesotans invited slaveholders and their wealth into the free territory and free state of Minnesota, enriching the area’s communities and residents.”

Dr. Lehman is a professor of Ethnic Studies at St. Cloud State University. He has been a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. His work has appeared in Minnesota History magazine and in periodicals for county-level historical societies throughout Minnesota.

This program is funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage fund and is held in collaboration with the Lyon County Historical Society. It is free and open to the public.


October 2, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Marshall Lyon County Library
201 C Street
Marshall MN 56258, MN
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