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

June 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT

Free

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).

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

Funding for this project is provided in part by Thrivent, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the African American Leadership Forum, the League of Women Voters of Minnesota, Minnesota Association for Black Lawyers, Mortenson, and Mutual of America.

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Date:
June 19
Time:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Casey DeMarais
Phone
651-772-4278
Email
casey@mnhum.org

Venue

OMG Studios
550 Vandalia Street Suite 220
St. Paul, 55102 United States
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Phone
612-238-5300
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Funders and Supporters

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Logo for Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota.
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Minnsota Association of Black Lawyers logo
Logo for Mortenson Construction.