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Due to the recent COVID surge, we will be postponing this event. Please check our page in the following weeks for the new date change.

During this “harvest,” community members are invited to bring and share their papers, photographs, objects and stories, and participate in a conversation about the significance and meaning of their materials related to school desegregation in Minneapolis. Each artifact is then digitally captured and then shared in a free web-based archive for general educational use and study.
This event will kick-off our program series for our upcoming exhibition, Separate Not Equal: The Hale-Field Pairing which will open at Hennepin History Museum in March, 2022. The exhibit will explore several themes including the legal precedents and landmark rulings that led up to the 1971 pairing; community support and opposition; racial boundaries in South Minneapolis; the lived experience of students, parents, and teachers during pairing; measurable outcomes of success; and what all this means for today. 

Separate Not Equal is a community-based public history project led by a team including Heidi Adelsman, Daniel Bergin, Cindy Booker, Hannah Coble, Acoma Gaither, Sophie Hunt, Alyssa Thiede, and Carissa Thomas; in partnership with Design & Agency at Augsburg University; and supported by The Heritage Studies and Public History program the University of Minnesota, and Minnesota Transform, a Mellon Foundation Higher Education Initiative. 

If you would like to display a Separate Not Equal sign on your lawn, they are available free of charge at the museum during regular business hours.

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