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History & Art: The Duluth Lynchings
Karen Nance — author, public speaker and attorney — will discuss art and the Duluth lynchings with a panel of local artists during this event, held online via Zoom. DanSan Creatives’ Daniel Oyinloye will facilitate a panel with Nance and local artists John Staine, Glenn Simmons and Diona Johnson.
Nance is the granddaughter of Ethel Ray Nance, Civil Rights Activist (1899-1992). Her family was one of the few biracial families in Duluth in 1920. They lived just four blocks from the site of the lynchings. As a result of this incident, her great grandfather, William Henry Ray started the first NAACP Chapter in Duluth and her grandmother Ethel Ray Nance was able to convince W.E.B. DuBois to speak at St. Mark’s AME Church to support the efforts of her father, William Henry Ray.
The panel will address the role of art in remembering the awful events.
For a link to the Zoom meeting send an email to info @ aracouncil.org.
This event is produced by DanSan Creatives and sponsored by the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council.