Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
Due to COVID-19, this presentation will take place virtually. The event will be hosted through Zoom, a video conferencing site. No account is required to view the presentation.
Join the Dakota County Historical Society for our monthly book club, "Books From Our Shelves."
February's book is "The The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander.
Jarvarious Cotton's great-great-grandfather could not vote as a slave. His great-grandfather was beaten to death by the Klu Klux Klan for attempting to vote. His grandfather was prevented from voting by Klan intimidation; his father was barred by poll taxes and literacy tests. Today, Cotton cannot vote because he, like many black men in the United States, has been labeled a felon and is currently on parole."
For a full summary, please visit the Goodreads website by clicking here.
Registration for this virtual event is required. After registering you will receive a confirmation email. A separate email closer to the date will be sent containing the link and passcode for joining the event.
We are offering this program free of charge, but encourage you to make a donation to the Dakota County Historical Society to offset the loss of revenue we are experiencing through cancelled in-person events. These donations will allow us to continue operating a high level and continue to provide presentations like this in the future.
This event is made possible by the Union Pacific Foundation COVID-19 Relief Grant.
Upcoming Book Club events:
- March 18, 2021: "Evidence of V" by Sheila O'Connor
- April 15, 2021: "They Played for the Love of the Game" by Frank White
- May 20, 2021: Votes for Women!" by Winifred Conkling
- June 17, 2021: "The Heart of Everything That Is" by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin