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History Revealed: Activist Roots of the Everyday

December 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The Activist Roots of the Everyday: Histories of African American Activism in the Twin Cities
Adam Bledsoe

History Revealed Series
Thursday, December 8, 2022, 7:00 pm

In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Roseville Library
Live presentation on Zoom
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This presentation looks at how our everyday spaces are created from the political efforts of everyday people. Dr. Adam Bledsoe will examine the activism of different African American organizations and individuals throughout the 20th century and how their actions have led to the establishment of institutions we encounter on a daily basis. The presentation argues that by studying the analyses and political struggles of those who came before us, we can better understand ourselves and the places in which we find ourselves.
Adam Bledsoe was born and raised in the Twin Cities and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, Environment & Society at the University of Minnesota. His intellectual interests are concerned with Black Diasporic political struggles.

The Ramsey County Historical Society, in partnership with the East Side Freedom Library, the Ramsey County Roseville Library and other community organizations, will present a series of programs and events during 2022 that will center on the experiences of indigenous people, African Americans, and immigrants in Ramsey County from the 1800s through the current day. programs which focus on the too often lost, erased, forgotten or misrepresented histories and stories of Ramsey County and the state of Minnesota. We expect these presentations to enrich and complicate our understanding of the development of the county and the state that we call home.

Featured image: Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis, Wikimedia Commons, credited to Andy Witchger, dated July 2016.


December 8, 2022
7:00 pm
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