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History Revealed: Finding Moses Dickson

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

History Revealed: Finding Moses Dickson
with Karen Sieber

Thursday, June 20, 2024, 7:00 pm

The Landmark Center | 75 West 5th Street, St. Paul, MN 55102 | Court Room 317

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In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Roseville Library.

New documentation places Moses Dickson, one of the most well-known leaders of the Underground Railroad, living in Minnesota during the 1850s. Despite being one of the most influential Black figures of the nineteenth century, there has always been a gap in knowledge about the abolitionist’s whereabouts in the 1850s, a period in which he was known to have led countless individuals to freedom and organized a massive slave rebellion. In celebration of Juneteenth, historian Karen Sieber, Director of the Finding Moses Initiative, will give a talk on Dickson and his time in Minnesota and will provide insight into how Dickson’s story connects to both the local and the national Black freedom movements. She will also discuss a new initiative being launched around Dickson to examine the people, places, and moments of the nineteenth-century Black Midwest, a collaboration between scholars across state lines.

Karen Sieber is an award-winning scholar of riots and resistance, Black history, and labor history in the United States. She is best known as the creator of Visualizing the Red Summer, part of the AP African American Studies curriculum, and for her work in the Gayle King CBS documentary Tulsa 1921: An American Tragedy. Her work has appeared in Jacobin, Yahoo, MSN, Minnesota History, The Conversation, PBS, Smithsonian, American Historical Association, Labor, and in the book Where Are the Workers?: Labor’s Stories at Museums and Historic Sites. For more on her work visit www.ksieber.com.


June 20, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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