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Ramsey County History Winter 2023: Children’s Preventorium

Paul Nelson

Volume 57, Number 4: Winter 2023 The Children’s Preventorium of Ramsey County Author: Paul Nelson History is challenging to piece together, but author Paul Nelson got lucky as he profiled the Children’s Preventorium of Ramsey County at Lake Owasso. Thanks to elders who once lived there as…

History Revealed: Dr. Martin Luther King’s Vision

Dr. Walter Greason

“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Vision of Freedom in American Memory” with Dr. Walter Greason History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023, 7:00 pm Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Roseville Library The study of Martin…

History Revealed: Activist Roots

Adam Bledsoe

The Activist Roots of the Everyday: Histories of African American Activism in the Twin Cities with Adam Bledsoe History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022 YouTube Video Our everyday spaces are created from the political efforts of everyday people. Dr. Adam Bledsoe…

Ramsey County History – Fall 2022: Book Review

Volume 57, Number 3: Fall 2022 Book Review Whiteness in Plain View: A History of Racial Exclusion in Minnesota by Chad Montrie Reviewed by Renoir W. Gaither RCHS_Fall 2022_Book Review…

Ramsey County History – Summer 2022: “Traveling Without Aggravation: How Victor H. Green Changed Travel for Black Americans: Green Book Locations in the Historic Rondo Community (1940-1956)”

Nieeta L. Presley

Traveling Without Aggravation: How Victor H. Green Changed Travel for Black Americans: Green Book Locations in the Historic Rondo Community (1940-1956) Author: Nieeta L. Presley Traveling, especially with young families, is never easy. Scheduling, packing, locating gas stations, and securing reservations can be a challenge. Traveling for…

History Revealed: Black, Brown & Red Power

Jimmy Patino

Black, Brown and Red Power in the Twin Cities: Parallels, Intersections and Self-Determination in a Liberal Haven Dr. Jimmy Patino History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022 Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Roseville Library. he…

Ramsey County History – Summer 2022: “Addressing the ‘Trust Gap’ Harming History in the Twin Cities”

Chad P. Roberts

Addressing the “Trust Gap” Harming History in the Twin Cities Author: Chad P. Roberts Museum directors try to create institutions where everyone interested in and impacted by their institutions will be represented, welcomed, and engaged. However, following the murder of George Floyd in 2020, as museum staff…

Whiteness in Plain View: A History of Racial Exclusion in Minnesota

Reviewer: Renoir Gaither

Chad Montrie St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2022 272 pages; 26 b/w photos and 4 maps, notes, bibliography, index; $19.95 Reviewed by Renoir Gaither Chad Montrie’s book, Whiteness in Plain View: A History of Racial Exclusion in Minnesota, examines racial exclusion around job and housing discrimination meted…

History Revealed: Invisible Warriors

Jeremiah Ellis & Gregory Cooke

Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II with Gregory S. Cooke and Jeremiah Ellis History Revealed Series Thursday, April 14, 2022 Video of the Discussion on YouTube Screening of the film is not included in this video. In partnership with the…