Feb 16

Not In Our Neighborhood!

Not In Our Neighborhood—an original historical drama written by Tom Fabel '68 & Eric Wood

Saturday, February 16th, 2019
7:00 – 9:00 pm / Landmark Center - F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium
map of Not In Our Neighborhood!

75 5th Street W Saint Paul, MN 55102

The Carleton Twin Cities Club invites you to

Not in Our Neighborhood

Saturday, February 16, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Landmark Center - F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium
75 5th Street W
St. Paul, MN 55102

*** UPDATE - The February 16th performance of Not in our Neighborhood is now SOLD OUT.
Please check the website link if you are interested in attending a performance on another date. ***

Minnesota Landmarks presents Not in Our Neighborhood, an original historical drama written by Tom Fabel '68 and Eric Wood and directed by Eric Wood.

The play details a little-known episode of racist violence in St. Paul and will appear in Landmark Center's F. K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium during Black History Month. Not in Our Neighborhood is the true story of the vicious opposition of white Groveland Park citizens to an African American couple moving into their neighborhood in 1924. Attorney William Francis— later the U.S. Ambassador to Liberia—and his civil rights activist wife Nellie faced petitions, demonstrations, death threats, and even crosses burned twice on the lawn of their new home. Ultimately, aided by the NAACP and later the city authorities, the pair moved into their house on the 2000 block of Sargent, where they stayed until 1927.

The play will be followed by a Carleton alum group discussion of the history of residential segregation in the Twin Cities, led by cast members and legal authorities. Visit the Landmark Center website for further information and to purchase tickets.

Sponsored by Twin Cities Carleton Club. Contact: Krista Herbstrith, Alumni Relations Office