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Beyond Silence: Excavating the Buried History of Minnesota’s Incarcerated Girls


November 19, 2020
1 - 2 p.m.


Zoom Webinar



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When author Sheila O’Connor set out to uncover buried family secrets for her award-winning novel Evidence of V, she discovered instead the little-known history of incarcerating adolescent girls for long sentences for “immorality” and “incorrigibility” in the early part of the twentieth century.  O’Connor will talk about the troubled history of the Minnesota Home School for Girls in Sauk Centre Minnesota and similar places across the United States. Evidence of V is also the November selection of the History Book Club. 

This event is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

This is an online class offered remotely using Zoom communication software. After registration, participants will receive an email from the library approximately three days prior to class with additional instructions including a link (or URL) that will be used as an invitation to enter the online class. If registering within 72 hours of class start time, expect to receive an email with the instructions and link the morning of the event. 

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