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Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:00AM


Forgotten Stories of WWI: Red Summer @ Minnesota History Center


Join University of Minnesota Professor Saje Mathieu as he explores the Great Migration of African-Americans leading up to and during WW1, and the violence against them that erupted in its aftermath. Coined "Red Summer" by civil rights activist and author James Weldon Johnson during his work as a field secretary with the NAACP, the summer and early autumn of 1919 was marked by hundreds of deaths and casualties as a result of race riots across the United States. Performer T. Mychael Rambo will also share songs and poetry that defined the era. Forgotten Stories is a new series that brings together nationally known historians to explore forgotten WW1-era stories of the individuals and organizations who made modern America. Look for additonal lectures offered each month through October. Following each program, guests are invited to take a 30-minute guided tour of the exhibit "WW1 America." This program is made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

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