Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

History talk focuses on early African American residents of our area March 31, 2022

Promo courtesy of Rice County Historical Society.

WHAT DO WE REALLY know about the people and places we call home? Do we know the full story, the full history? Likely not.

This evening the Rice County Historical Society in Faribault hosts a History Talk, “Early African Americans in Southeast Minnesota,” by professional genealogist, lecturer and oral historian Mica Anders. She will share stories about some early African American residents of Rice County and more.

Anders researched African Americans who settled in southeastern Minnesota early on via a history fellowship. The result is her touring history talk and an exhibit, “Early African Americans of Southeast Minnesota,” on display until July 31 at the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery in Minneapolis.

Her efforts will certainly enlighten and expand our knowledge of the African Americans who helped shape (and continue to shape) this place, this southeastern Minnesota.

 

6 Responses to “History talk focuses on early African American residents of our area”

  1. beth Says:

    it is so good to look into the stories of all people

  2. Valerie Says:

    Thanks for the information. I hope we get a report. 😉

  3. Sounds like a visit to see this exhibit when I am home the next time. Thanks for the information.


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