A Community Conversation About Trial by Mob – The Duluth Lynchings by Michael Fedo
The 1920 lynching of three young black men in Duluth is a tragic part of Minnesota’s history. On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, in the Atwood Memorial Center Theatre a preview of the docudrama and community discussion was held.
“Trial by Mob: The Duluth Lynchings” is a first-time production of a Michael Fedo script, based on Fedo’s 2000 Minnesota Historical Society Press book “The Lynchings in Duluth.”
Michael Fedo, producer Jo McMullen-Boyer, docudrama director Carol Cooley, lead anti-racism educator at SCSU Debra Leigh and criminal justice professor Barry Schreiber previewed segments of the hour-long drama and shared their insights on making the docudrama as well as what can be learned today from this part of Minnesota’s history that is widely unknown.