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St. Paul – The Rebellious Life of Rosa Parks Film Screening

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks blows away the myths we learned about the “tired seamstress” who gave up her seat on the bus. The only thing she was tired of was injustice. Join us for a screening of The Rebellious Life of Rosa Parks, featuring a discussion after the film moderated by Kevin Lindsey. Read More

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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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Learning from Place: North Minneapolis

Registration coming soon! North Minneapolis is rich in history, culture, and community inspiration. Build your cultural understanding and awareness of the African American community in North Minneapolis. Read More


Duluth – Kumbayah The Juneteenth Story

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. Read More


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

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… Read More


Online – Feeding Our Souls: The Essence of Black Joy

“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.” Read More


St. Paul – Telling My Story!

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. Read More