Racism in our Hometown: The Story of the Arthur and Edith Lee Family, Minneapolis (1931): Monday, May 15, 7 p.m.
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
Presented by the APWU Solidarity Kids Theater Theater
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 was 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.