Exhibition dates: October 2018 – January 20, 2019
Owning Up: Racism and Housing in Minneapolis explores the history of racial housing discrimination in Minneapolis through the stories of three black families. The exhibit demonstrates the lasting effects of structural discrimination and aims to counter the enduring idea of Minneapolis as model metropolis. Hennepin History Museum is pleased to host an exhibition created by Denise Pike and Kacie Lucchini, two graduate students in the University of Minnesota’s new Heritage Studies and Public History – a program that emphasizes diversity, community engagement, experiential learning, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The exhibit focuses on the history of racial discrimination and housing in Minneapolis and is part of Racism, Rent and Real Estate: Fair Housing Reframed, a series of events marking the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.
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