MNHS is launching a new initiative called “Black History, Black Voices” that centers on Black narratives, history and issues. Through ongoing programs, content and resources created by Black …
MNHS is launching a new initiative called “Black History, Black Voices” that centers on Black narratives, history and issues.
Through ongoing programs, content and resources created by Black historians, artists, activists and community leaders, this initiative will deepen the understanding of Black history in Minnesota and the contributions Black Americans have made. Look for more details at www.mnhs.org/blackhistory-blackvoices.
The initiative begins with three programs offered the week of Dr. MLK Jr.’s birthday. Distinguished author, activist, and University of St. Thomas professor Dr. Yohuru Williams will serve as moderator. All programs are free and will be streamed live on Facebookand YouTube.
Acting on Dr. King’s Call Mon., Jan 18, 2021, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
How does Dr. King’s message regarding “creative maladjustment” relate to generations of institutional racism faced by African Americans? Three local leaders explore how Black Minnesotans have refused to normalize injustice and inequality and are responding today with action, innovation, and persistence.
HBCU Legacy of Leadership Tue., Jan 19, 2021, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
From Dr. King to Kamala Harris, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) produce Black American leaders and legends who advance our society. This panel discussion will explore the origin story of HBCUs, how they are critical to the health of our communities, and how local civil rights leaders like Roy Wilkins and Marvel Cook advocated for HBCUs in the North.
Staying in the Fight Thu., Jan 21, 2021, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Representative John Lewis, a civil rights activist who fought alongside Dr. King called on all Americans to get in the fight and stay in the fight. In this program, influential Black leaders discuss their ground breaking work: delivering innovative solutions all the while challenging activists and allies alike to get in and stay in the fight for racial equity.
For more information about upcoming program and events visit the MNHS online calendar of events.