Date: Thursday, June 16th, 2022
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."
June's book is "All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake," by Tiya Miles.
In a display case in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture sits a rough cotton bag, called Ashley’s Sack, embroidered with just a handful of words that evoke a sweeping family story of loss and of love, passed down through generations.
All That She Carried is a poignant story of resilience and of love passed down through generations of women against steep odds. It honors the creativity and fierce resourcefulness of people who preserved family ties even when official systems refused to do so.
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--please make sure to check your spam/junk mail folders, or add co.dakota.mn.us to your allowed domains to make sure your receive the links. You can find more information about making sure your email lets us through here!
We are offering this program free of charge, but encourage you to make a donation to the Dakota County Historical Society to offset the cost of operating three historic sites during COVID.