Black Entrepreneurialism and Illegal Slavery in Nineteenth-century Wisconsin with Dr. Eugene Tesdahl

Villa Louis, 521 Villa Louis Rd Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
@ 2:00 pm

Join UW-Platteville History Professor Dr. Eugene Tesdahl as you learn about significant early Black Wisconsinites and confront illegal chattel slavery as it functioned in communities including Prairie du Chien, Potosi, Platteville and Dodgeville. Honor the lives of dynamic free Black entrepreneurs including James D. Williams, Henry Early, America Jenkins and William Maxwell. This dialogue aims to further knowledge and healing about African American history and culture in the Driftless Region and beyond.

This event is part of the Villa Louis Speaker Series.

Dr. Eugene Tesdahl
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