october, 2019

15oct7:00 pm8:00 pmSlaveholders in the North Star State

Event Details

Although slavery was primarily a Southern institution, dozens of slaveholders purchased land in Minnesota and invested in local businesses. This provided a financial foundation for growing new communities with profits flowing back to the South.

In this History Lounge, join MNHS Press Christopher Lehman, author of Slavery’s Reach: Southern Slaveholders in the North Star State, to explore the lesser-known history of how Southern slaveholder wealth intertwined with Minnesota’s early development and helped build the North Star State.


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST


Minnesota History Center

345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102


Minnesota History Center651-259-3015 boxoffice@mnhs.org