Ramsey County Historical Society is proud to partner with TPT-Twin Cities PBS to produce a ground-breaking new documentary, North Star: Civil War Stories, which uncovers hidden details of African-American men from Minnesota involved in the Civil War. Using emerging research and scholarship, North Star: Civil War Stories looks at the lives and contributions of these men during and after the war.

Four stories bring to light the hidden histories of African American Minnesotans during and after the Civil War. These unsung heroes made unique contributions to the Union and their new state, but the details and records of their involvement still challenge historians.

Created for not only the broadcast viewing audience, but also with educators and classroom audiences in mind, this important documentary will be made available on DVD for use in schools, universities, and to the general public.

On February 21, RCHS & TPT will host a special noontime screening of North Star: Civil War Stories at Landmark Center Weyerhauser Auditorium, followed by a discussion and questions-and-answers with filmmaker and producer Daniel Bergin.

The event is free, and open to all.

Watch for more information on our special North Star: Civil War Stories free public event!
February 21, 2018
Landmark Center Auditorium
Noon-1:00 pm
75 Fifth St. W, Saint Paul MN 55102
Film clips and discussion with filmmaker Daniel Bergin and historian William Green.
For event details, click here.

Click here for link to preview of North Star: Civil War Stories on TPT

Scheduled air dates on TPT:

Monday, Feb 19 at 8pm TPT 2
Sunday, Feb 25 at 6pm TPT 2
Sunday, Feb 25 at 7pm TPT MN
Film is approx. 25-28 minutes total run time.

Featured image: A. Van Spence, courtesy of The Meeker County Historical Society.


This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.