St. Paul – Commemorate Black Music Featuring Thomasina Petrus

Minnesota Humanities Event Center 987 Ivy Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN

Join us for music, song, and conversation with legendary vocalist Thomasina Petrus on her career, life, and her play on the incomparable Billie Holliday. Minnesota Humanities Center CEO Kevin Lindsey will host the evening.

Free

St. Paul – Commemorate Black Art Featuring Ta-coumba T. Aiken

Minnesota Humanities Event Center 987 Ivy Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN

The Minnesota Humanities Center is thrilled to collaborate with its community partners in a series of events Commemorating Black History & Culture 2022 across the City of Saint Paul. Join us for conversation with gifted Twin Cities artist Ta-coumba T. Aiken as he reflects on his extraordinary work, creating art in these tumultuous times, and […]

Free

Online – Feeding Our Souls: The Essence of Black Joy

Online

“Feeding Our Souls: The Essence of Black Joy” will focus on the uplifting beat that spreads across generations despite the struggles of systemic racism. What is the root of self-determination and faith that Black people proclaim? Through the art and culture of food, music, publishing, family legacies, and more, participants will examine the actualization of “hope.”

$10

St. Paul – Telling My Story!

Minnesota Humanities Event Center 987 Ivy Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN

This writing retreat is focused on the process of naming strength and finding healing through writing and is open to all members of the Black community, writers at all levels and non-writers alike.

$30

St. Paul – Lunch and Learn: Juneteenth in Historical Context

Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center 130 South Macalester Street, Saint Paul, MN

The Minnesota Humanities Center, in partnership with the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, welcomes the public to a boxed lunch and learn event at Macalester College's Arts Commons on "Juneteenth in Historical Context."

Free

St. Paul – Juneteenth Breakfast

Minnesota Humanities Event Center 987 Ivy Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN

Join the Minnesota Humanities Center for a Juneteenth breakfast. Musical guest Jevetta Steele will perform, followed by a talk by Angela Tate, curator of women's history at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

$10

Golden Valley – Kumbayah The Juneteenth Story (Morning Performance)

Breck School 123 Ottawa Avenue North, Golden Valley, MN

Kumbayah The Juneteenth Story written by Rose McGee is a 90-minute fictitious, two-act play that addresses a factual and traumatic time in our history – when news was deliberately withheld that Black people were no longer to be kept as slaves in this country. Storytelling and music weave together mesmerizing scenes.

Free

Golden Valley – Kumbayah The Juneteenth Story (Reception and Evening Performance)

Breck School 123 Ottawa Avenue North, Golden Valley, MN

Kumbayah The Juneteenth Story written by Rose McGee is a 90-minute fictitious, two-act play that addresses a factual and traumatic time in our history – when news was deliberately withheld that Black people were no longer to be kept as slaves in this country. Storytelling and music weave together mesmerizing scenes.

Free

St. Paul – Educator Workshop: Black Freedom Struggles

Minnesota Humanities Event Center 987 Ivy Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN

Black Freedom Struggles will explore Black struggle as a global phenomenon with particular emphasis on historical and current movements led by Black communities.

$75

Duluth – Kumbayah The Juneteenth Story

Denfeld High School 401 North 44th Avenue West, Duluth, MN

Kumbayah The Juneteenth Story is a 90-minute two-act dramatization of a traumatic time in our history – when news was deliberately withheld that Black people were no longer enslaved in this country. Storytelling and music weave together mesmerizing scenes.

Free