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Our House: The Capitol Project Podcast

February 26, 2024 - By Alan Berks

When thinking of the Minnesota State Capitol, it may be helpful to recall The Wizard of Oz. From a distance, we see a majestic and imposing facade, a place where it seems power is wielded as though by magic. But once we peek under the curtain, we find a person…

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Harnessing the Digital Humanities to Engage With Black History

February 13, 2023 - By Karen Sieber

As a historian of Black history, I have spent much of my career drawing attention to people, places, and events that get left out of the textbooks. While I am happy to talk off anyone’s ear who will listen, my job is made exponentially easier by having options for sharing…

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A Vision Trust of Black Men

February 6, 2023 - By Dr. David Hamlar

In October of 2022, MHC partnered with Robin Hickman-Winfield of SoulTouch Productions and The Ordway Theater to form A Vision Trust of Black Men. Robin’s vision is a group of Black men committed to uplifting the Black community and embracing the legacies of Black Veterans. In February 2023, The Ordway will…

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A Vision Trust of Black Men

February 1, 2023 - By Alex Tittle

In October of 2022, MHC partnered with Robin Hickman-Winfield of SoulTouch Productions and The Ordway Theater to form A Vision Trust of Black Men. Robin’s vision is a group of Black men committed to uplifting the Black community and embracing the legacies of Black Veterans. In February 2023, The Ordway…

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Reflecting on Native-led Humanities Activities Throughout Mni Sota

November 1, 2022 - By Jennifer Tonko

Háŋ! Boozhoo! Welcome to Native American Heritage Month! This period of recognition, reflection, and celebration is set aside by the U.S. Federal government to recognize the Indigenous peoples of this place, who governed themselves as citizens of many sovereign nations, long before European colonizers were intent upon living here. In…

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The Impacts of We Are Water

May 10, 2022 - By Troy Goodnough

I am excited about Minnesota Humanities Center leadership and for making the We Are Water MN (WAW) program available to partner-host sites across the state. I want to share a bit about our experience at UMN Morris.  The We Are Water program was an important catalyst for our community to…

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Celebrating Women’s History Month: Remembering Women Democracy Educators

March 11, 2022 - By Marie Ström

A learning pair at the Jane Addams School Social movements don’t gain momentum automatically. People must be equipped for leadership and action. Too often this formative work is overshadowed by the headline-making events it makes possible. Women’s History Month provides an opportunity to shine a spotlight on women democracy educators…

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Third Way Civics: Educating Undergraduates for American Democracy

March 4, 2022 - By Trygve Throntveit

“Most students report that they want their post-college lives to be personally rewarding and publicly meaningful.” What does it mean to live in a democracy? This question confronts all peoples aspiring to a life of liberty, security, and dignity. For those living in a political system committed…

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Impossible to Remain Silent

June 3, 2021 - By Kevin Lindsey

Our nation, for far too long, has remained silent about open and notorious acts of racial violence experienced by African Americans. As a teenager reading, The Black Book edited by Middleton A. Harris and Toni Morrison, I became aware of the countless atrocities experienced by African Americans that were ignored…

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Black History Month

February 26, 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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