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St. Paul – Juneteenth Reckoning with Slavery: Minnesota African American History

July 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

K-12 educators are invited to attend this special film screening and discussion. Co-produced by OMG Studios and the Minnesota Humanities Center, this documentary challenges our understanding of slavery, its impact on Minnesota, and how we reconcile our past by taking viewers on a present-day journey to Ghana, to the quarters of Harriet and Dred Scott, and into conversations with current and future scholars. Featuring Akwamu Traditional Area’s King Odeneho Kwafo Akoto, III and Queen Mother Nana Afrakoma, II, of West Africa, Ghana, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter III, MN Humanities CEO Kevin Lindsey, St. Cloud State University American Studies Chair and Minnesota Book Award Winner Dr. Christopher Lehman, and Minnesota creative treasures T. Mychael Rambo, Thomasina Petrus and concluding with voices of the Black Youth Healing Arts Center (BYHAC).

Following the 40-minute film, there will be a facilitated conversation on how to intentionally bring this history into classrooms.

K-12 educators will receive 2 clock hours.

This year’s documentary film is brought to audiences by Ujamaa Place, St. Paul Public Library, and the City of St. Paul.


There is no cost to attend this event, however registration is required. Refreshments will be provided.

Registration Questions: registrations@mnhum.org

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July 10
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
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Minnesota Humanities Event Center
987 Ivy Avenue East
Saint Paul, MN 55106 United States
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