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Recovering Women’s Stories/Inventing Women’s History

March 24, 2021 - By Athena Kildegaard

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Minnesota Humanities Center has asked some of our friends to write essays to share with you their thoughts on diverse women’s achievements and challenges over time, in Minnesota and elsewhere. These thoughts and reflections display a variety of perspectives to encourage healthy dialogue,…

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Black History Month

February 26, 2021 - By Mary K. Boyd

In celebration of Black History Month, the Minnesota Humanities Center has asked some of our friends to write essays to share with you their thoughts on black history and culture, as well as on broad issues of racial and social justice. Like a good conversation with friends after a good…

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When I mention the name Carter G. Woodson

February 24, 2021 - By Dr. Theresa Battle

In celebration of Black History Month, the Minnesota Humanities Center has asked some of our friends to write essays to share with you their thoughts on black history and culture, as well as on broad issues of racial and social justice. Like a good conversation with friends after a good…

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I Was Not a Slave . . .

February 22, 2021 - By Sara M. Evans

In celebration of Black History Month, the Minnesota Humanities Center has asked some of our friends to write essays to share with you their thoughts on black history and culture, as well as on broad issues of racial and social justice. Like a good conversation with friends after a good…

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Mancala Gameworlds and the Afrofuturist Orbit

February 19, 2021 - By Mayor Melvin Carter

In celebration of Black History Month, the Minnesota Humanities Center has asked some of our friends to write essays to share with you their thoughts on black history and culture, as well as on broad issues of racial and social justice. Like a good conversation with friends after a good…

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Reimagining Minnesota and America

February 17, 2021 - By Brian D. Lozenski

In celebration of Black History Month, the Minnesota Humanities Center has asked some of our friends to write essays to share with you their thoughts on black history and culture, as well as on broad issues of racial and social justice. Like a good conversation with friends after a good…

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Black History

February 15, 2021 - By Christopher P. Lehman

In celebration of Black History Month, the Minnesota Humanities Center has asked some of our friends to write essays to share with you their thoughts on black history and culture, as well as on broad issues of racial and social justice. Like a good conversation with friends after a good…

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How Can We Breathe – A Time to Listen, Share, and Be Heard

August 25, 2020 - By Christopher P. Lehman

At the dawn of the formation of our country, and even begrudgingly to this day, the existing political and social hierarchy of our nation has sought to deny and frustrate the inalienable rights of African Americans to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Since the video of the murder…

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Celebrating Juneteenth by Finishing the Work

June 19, 2020 - By Christopher P. Lehman

A new movement has begun to recognize Juneteenth as a national holiday. Proponents stress the need for America never to forget how racial slavery has been imprinted upon the soul of the nation and to always remember how the descendants of enslaved African Americans continue to shape its present and…

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The Death of George Floyd

May 28, 2020 - By Christopher P. Lehman

As the leader of the Minnesota Humanities Center, envisioning a just society that is connected, curious, and compassionate, we send our condolences to the family of George Floyd and his many friends. The tragic history of our country is replete with instances of the suppression of the inalienable human rights…

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