University Community Forum: The Story of Ralph and Jetta Dix in Lawrence, Kansas, 1855 to 1870


  • Categories: Community
  • Event posted: Aug. 13, 2013
  • Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014

Event details

This is the story of an ordinary young couple, Kehde’s great-grandparents, Ralph and Jetta Dix living in Lawrence from 1857-1870. This lecture should recreate some scenes of their daily lives, their personal story, and their experience in the tragedy of the Lawrence Massacre of August 21, 1863.

University Forum is sponsored by Ecumenical Campus Ministries. This program is held each Wednesday during the Spring and Fall semesters at the ECM Center. The presentations are free and open to the University and Lawrence communities.

Every presentation begins at 12:00 noon, and usually includes a brief question and answer period before concluding at 1:00 p.m. We also serve an optional lunch at 11:30am for $6.50 ($3.50 for students)

The University-Community forum has been bringing together the KU and Lawrence communities since the 1940s. This program is a series of presentations by faculty, students and community members to educate and facilitate dialogue on ideas and events that shape our society.


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