Upcoming Events

History Study Group

Emily Pollack
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
At your location, via Zoom



Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West, by Hampton Sides

We are finishing the book. So far we have met a wonderful assortment of characters. Navajo warrior Narbona, “The Army of the West,” Christopher “Kit” Carson, and a few others. Things are all lining up for the second half to be a great read!

We had a group member who wasn't going to join us, but found the book to be quite manageable. So get reading, even if you start at the end, we will be waiting for you!


 

"Traveling Without Aggravation" - How  Victor H. Green Changed Travel for Black Americans: Green Book Locations in the Historic Rondo Community (1940 - 1956)

Nieeta Pressley
Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Traveling without aggravation, especially with our families and young folk was never easy for Black people during the Jim Crowe Era and before the signing of Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Negro Motorist Green Book (Green Book) by Victor H Green helped Black people find safe and welcoming tourist homes (boarding homes), restaurants, and other businesses that made leisure life a pleasurable life. 

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE:  Reweaving the Fabric of Community

Jean Greenwood
Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
 
Restorative justice is a grassroots movement, growing out of the 70s, that offers an alternative perspective on crime and how crime is addressed. Though its origin lies in the modern criminal justice system, the paradigm and processes of restorative justice have ancient underpinnings, as well as relevance in other contexts. 

A Natural Curiosity: A History of the Bell Museum

Don Luce
Saturday, April 22, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
 
From its humble beginnings as a one-room cabinet of scientific specimens, the University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum has grown to be an important cultural institution with a new public museum on the St Paul Campus. In this illustrated talk, Luce will trace the museum’s evolution, and highlight a sample of its remarkable history of programs and accomplishments.