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Radio Gallery 02-09-2011: Carla Stetson

Carla Stetson

This week Radio Gallery honors the memory of Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Issac McGhie, three black men who were attacked and lynched in Duluth on June 15th, 1920. Artist Carla Stetson shares the story of the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial.

By Liz Pedersen and Maija Morton


Radio Gallery 02-09-2011: Carla Stetson

Carla Stetson, the artist of the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial speaks with Radio Gallery about the story behind the memorial, the significance in it, and provides a reminiscence of the day of the installation. The memorial stands on sight where the lynching occurred at the corner of 1st Street and 2nd Avenue East in downtown Duluth. Carla shares the way that she was inspired to construct the memorial in the way that gives an identity to the three men. The memorial stands to make Duluth and what happened a part of the world while reminding us all to be more aware of what racism really is. It provides a reminder to all of us to speak out in the face of injustice.

Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial

Radio Gallery airs Wednesdays at 4pm and Thursdays at 7:45am and is brought to you by:

The Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund
The Duluth Public Arts Commission

Former Program Director, Maija Jenson teaches journalism in the Department of Communication at UMD and was a part of KUMD 2008-2019. She hosted a weekly arts program "Radio Gallery." She shares a lifetime of public radio listening, degrees in journalism and art and 20 years of public radio experience with KFAI, WHA, WSUM and KUMD.
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