March 30 library program spotlights Nellie Francis
The racial justice and women's equality pioneer focused on the needs of African-American women.
The Kitchigami Regional Library System celebrates Women’s History Month with a Legacy Program about a pioneer for gender and racial equality.
Minnesota History Award winner William D. Green will discuss the subject of his latest book, "Nellie Francis," at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 30 in a free virtual event.
Francis was a powerful speaker and suffragist who fought for racial justice and women’s equality in Minnesota, especially the needs of African-American women.
Sign up for the event on Facebook at @KRLSLegacy or call your local library – 732-4966 in Park Rapids. KRLS will email you the information to connect to the event a day or two beforehand. No computer is needed; a smartphone or tablet will also work.
This free Legacy Program is funded at least in part by a vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage.