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    Presented by Stearns History Museum at Stearns History Museum

    February 12, 2014

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    Join us for Breakfast Club on February 12th with Dr. Jeff Mullins, Graduate History Program Coordinator at St. Cloud State University. Dr. Mullins will share his research of an 1846 racial murder trial involving the prosecution of William Freeman, who attacked a farmhouse and killed four members of the family inside. Though the case was both tragic and shocking, it seemed to be an isolated event. No one could have predicted the murder trial would become a stand-in for larger questions of social justice and a controversy of national importance involving race, social reform, free will and political partisanship.

    February is national heart month! Come to Breakfast Club early to receive a free blood pressure check from a Coborn's pharmacist.

    Breakfast Club is Wednesday, February 12th, at 9:00 a.m., with Dr. Jeff Mullins. This event is free to members, non-members $7. Breakfast Club is sponsored by Coborn's Pharmacy.

    About the presenter: Dr. Jeff Mullins is a Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History at St. Cloud State University. He grew up on the West Coast, received his B.A. from Reed College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from John Hopkins University. On the broadest level, his research interests include the intersection of developments in understandings of social reform, race, and agency in nineteenth-century America. He is currently working on a book-length study of William Freeman’s 1846 murder trial.

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        Stearns History Museum

        235 South 33rd Avenue
        St. Cloud, MN 56301

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        FREE for members $7 for non-members

        Info Phone: 320-253-8424

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        February 12, 2014


        9:00 a.m.

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