History and racial equity events at Ramsey County Library
Ramsey County Library is hosting several history and racial equity events during the month of February.
Race, Class and Gender: The Duchess Harris Collection
Professor Duchess Harris joins us for more of her incisive examinations of the historical background of the most compelling issues in American society today. Every event takes place at Ramsey County Library - Roseville from 1 -3 p.m. on the specified Tuesday.
- The History of Socioeconomic Status or "Class" in America - Feb. 12
- Gender and Race in Sports - Feb. 19
- The Silence Breakers and the #MeToo Movement - Feb. 26
Becoming American: Help Wanted? Immigration and Work
This program looks at the economic side of immigration, chronicling the essential part immigrant labor has played in the building of America, as well as the conflicted relationship the American workers have had with immigrants. A screening of the Destination America series, The Golden Door, focuses on three groups’ histories of immigration to America, where they settled, and what kinds of work they contributed. Discussion afterwards will be moderated by Professor Olga Herrera.
Thursday, Feb. 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Ramsey County Library - Shoreview
The Children of Lincoln: White Paternalism and the Limits of Black Opportunity in Minnesota
In a narrative spanning the years of the Civil War and Reconstruction, Professor William D. Green marks the lives of four Minnesotans who create a telling portrait of Minnesota as a microcosm of America during the tumultuous years of Reconstruction. Green is a professor of history at Augsburg University. His book, The Children of Lincoln: White Paternalism and the Limits of Black Opportunity in Minnesota, 1860–1876, will be available for purchase and signing.
Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.
Ramsey County Library - Roseville.
To view all the events happening at the seven Ramsey County Library locations, view the library calendar.