Dakota County Historical Society
To preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County.

Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Fees/RSVP: FREE

Join the Dakota County Historical Society and the Sibley Historic Site for this Virtual Presentation. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Sibley Historic Site and is offered free of charge. To learn more about the Friends of Sibley, please visit their website.

Professor Bill Green will present how civil rights was distributed among African Americans, Native Americans and Irish Catholics during the antebellum period of Minnesota history. Marginalized people were found in many races, and treated differently as white Minnesotans distributed power. 

Bill Green is a Professor of history and M. Anita Gaye Hawthorne Professor of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at Augsburg University. He has published articles, op-ed pieces, and book chapters on history, law, and education. He has published two books on race and civil rights in Minnesota history- A Peculiar Imbalance in Early Minnesota: 1837-1869, and Degrees of Freedom: The Origin of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1914, which won the 2015 Minnesota Book Award-Hognander Prize.

Registration for this virtual event is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. A separate email with a link and password to the meeting room will be sent closer to the presentation date. 

This program is offered free of charge, but we encourage you to make a donation to the Historical Society to offset the cost of operating three historic sites.

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