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The Slaveholders of Payne-Phalen: A Discussion with Author Dr. Christopher Lehman
Monday, October 28 | 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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About The Slaveholders of Payne-Phalen:
A Discussion with Author Dr. Christopher Lehman
Did you know slavery’s reach into Minnesota extended well beyond Dred Scott at Fort Snelling? Have you ever wondered why streets on the East Side of Saint Paul are named for southern flowers? From the 1840s through the end of the Civil War, leading Minnesotans invited slaveholders and their wealth into the free territory and free state of Minnesota. Join Dr. Christopher Lehman on Oct. 28, 2019 to learn more about the complex history of the Payne-Phalen neighborhood and how it is one of Minnesota’s few surviving relics of the state’s former business ties to Southerners.