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Lunch with the History People

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018, from noon – 1 PM

Who: Elizabeth Dorsey Hatle teaches history at a high school in Minneapolis. She authored “The Ku Klux Klan in Minnesota,” a book published by The History Press. In addition, her writings have been published by the Minnesota History Magazine, Minnesota Women’s Press, City Pages, Star Tribune, Good Housekeeping and several other publications.

What: Elizabeth will discuss The Ku Klux Klan in Minnesota. In the 1920s, the KKK established 51 chapters throughout the state of Minnesota from the Iron Range to Rochester. Their members were often well-known in the community. Similar to the nationally publicized Klan events, the Minnesota Klan members burnt crosses and intimidated individuals. Elizabeth’s presentation examines these activities, including the tragic Duluth lynchings. According to Elizabeth, “We’ve also seen in recent years how these same ‘issues’ that united the Klan in the 1920s have resurfaced and remain with us today.”

Where: The event will be held in the Ruth Maney Room on the first floor of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot), at 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, Minnesota.

There will be limited theater-style seating (no tables), but feel free to bring your own bag lunch. Seating is first-come, first-served (no reservations). Admittance to this event is free to the public. ARCO coffee is provided.

For more information contact Julie Bolos at 218-733-7568 or julie_at_thehistorypeople_dot_org.

During any presentation, the views and findings expressed are solely that of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the position or opinion of the St. Louis County Historical Society, its board or staff.

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