WBCA Book Club

Mary Jane LaVigne

Join Mary Jane LaVigne,
co-host Sharon Green, and friends for a timely discussion on this fascinating book!

Black Wall Street, From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District, by Hannibal B. Johnson.

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, the White Bear Center for the Arts will host an online book club on Monday, January 18, at 7:OO PM.

Hannibal Johnson’s book, Black Wall Street: From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District will be the topic of a discussion co-led by Mary Jane LaVigne and Sharon Green. Green is President of the Crystal-New Hope-Robbinsdale Rotary and a graduate student in public policy. LaVigne is a historian of the flapper era, who recently discovered this hole in her knowledge of 1920s business history. We’ll ponder why some stories take years to be told and expand our knowledge of history including a clearer picture of the contributions of communities of color. You are welcome to join the discussion even if you haven’t finished the book.

This is a free live zoom event! Click HERE for instructions on how to set up a Zoom account. After you complete registration, you will receive a link to your Zoom meeting in your confirmation email. Use this link to enter your class!

CLASS ID: OWR2
Date/Time: Monday, January 18, 7:00- 8:00 PM
Tuition: FREE with registration ($5 suggested donation)
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels


Join Mary Jane LaVigne and friends for a timely discussion on this fascinating book!

Dakota Life in the Upper Midwest by Samuel William Pond

What was it like to live with the Dakota 187 years ago? This book paints a picture of Dakota life in 1834, just as their world was poised to change. Pond’s account includes details of hunting strategies, ceremonies, and cultural practices. The tone is respectful, though at times Pond’s missionary bias is clear. Still, if you’ve ever wondered what life in White Bear Lake was like before the white people came, you will enjoy reading and discussing this book.

This is a free live zoom event! Click HERE for instructions on how to set up a Zoom account. After you complete registration, you will receive a link to your Zoom meeting in your confirmation email. Use this link to enter your class!

CLASS ID: OWR3
Date/Time: Monday, February 22, 7:00- 8:00 PM
Tuition: FREE with registration ($5 suggested donation)
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

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