Untold Stories: Racism in our Hometown

May 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier St
St Paul, MN 55106
Alayne Hopkins 651-222-3242 Email

Untold Stories Labor History Series: A World in Turmoil­: 1917-2017


The Lee FamilyRacism in our Hometown: The Story of the Arthur and Edith Lee Family, Minneapolis (1931)

The multi-media puppet show introduces the Lee Family in the years following WWI. Arthur Lee was an African American, WWI veteran who worked at the Minneapolis Post Office, and moved into an all-white neighborhood. His union coworkers, a majority of whom were white, protected his family when police failed to defend the family against the racist mobs that numbered around 3,000 and tried to force him from his home. The puppet show emphasizes the significance of the Lee family’s courageous struggle and its enduring inspiration in the Twin Cities. Presented by the APWU Solidarity Kids Theater Theater 


About Untold Stories

In celebration of labor history month each May, the Untold Stories series presents programs and talks on both local and national labor history topics. Past programs in the series have featured historian Robin D.G. Kelley, singer Larry Long, author Cheri Register, and walking tours by local historian Dave Riehle. The series received the 2003 John Sessions Memorial Award from the American Library Association for service to the labor community. 

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