Monday, July 22, 2024
Dakota County Historical Society
To preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County.

Date: Friday, November 15, 2024
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Fees/RSVP: $20 per person, $15 for DCHS, MNHS & Friends of Sibley Site members
Location: Sibley Historic Site - Please note that Sibley Site programs are in the DuPuis House at the top of the hill!

Join the Dakota County Historical Society and the Sibley Historic Site for November's Mendota After Hours: "It Took Courage: Eliza Winston’s Quest for Freedom" 


In 1860, Eliza Winston, an enslaved woman from Mississippi, escaped her enslavers while traveling through Minnesota and eventually secured her freedom through legal appeal. In his book, It Took Courage: Eliza Winston’s Quest for Freedom, Dr. Lehman uncovers the story of her forty-two year long struggle to gain freedom. Join us to discuss how Eliza’s remarkable story allows us to appreciate the legacy of slavery in Minnesota. 

Dr. Christopher P. Lehman is a professor of ethnic studies at St. Cloud State University and the author of six other books, including Slavery’s Reach: Southern Slaveholders in the North Star State, which won a Minnesota Book Award for Minnesota Nonfiction.

Space is limited, so please register below. This is being offered as an in-person event, drinks and light refreshments will be served.

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