AFCC-MN is making an effort to let our members know about events that reflect and support diversity in our professional community. On June 14, 2021, the Minnesota Humanities Center is offering a program entitled “Understanding Our Duluth Lynchings: Racial Violence in America and the Road to Justice and Reconciliation.”
This event is open to the public, and free of charge (there is a nominal charge for attorneys seeking CLE credits). Three young black men, Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie were lynched on June 15, 1920, in Duluth. This program examines the history of racially motivated violence in Minnesota and elsewhere, and the need for truth, accountability, justice, and reconciliation. The program features local attorney Jerry Blackwell and other prominent local and national scholars and speakers.
Detailed information about this program can be found here: https://mnhum.org/community-conversations/understanding-lynching-violence/ The event is free, but you do need to register in advance. You can register here: https://mnhum.org/event/understanding-lynching-violence/