Join us for an evening with Minnesota author David Johnson and his book Shtetls to Shipsides: The Religious Roads of my Mother’s People on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00 pm at Dragonfly Books.
Born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, David Johnson is a retired Chancellor of the University of Minnesota, Morris, and he has been on an adventure of discovery. In Shtetls to Shipsides, published by The IVVE Leaguers, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Johnson travels across Central and Eastern Europe in search of his family history. Johnson’s love of family history, love of travel and keen observations as a sociologist combine to give the reader insights into religion, ethnicity, immigration, discrimination and plural identities. David Johnson joined the Luther College faculty from 1957 to 1969.