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Housing Discrimination & the “Freeway Families”

2020-10-07T16:05:57+00:00

When South Minneapolis residents lost their homes to 35W, where could they go? Join Heidi Adelsman, Jacob Noble, and Denise Pike of A Public History of 35W as they explore themes around housing discrimination and displacement.

Housing Discrimination & the “Freeway Families”2020-10-07T16:05:57+00:00

From the Magazine: TilsenBilt Homes

2020-10-27T13:14:10+00:00

Desegregating South Minneapolis Housing: Tilsenbilt Homes of 1954 by H. Lynn Adelsman This article was originally published in Hennepin History Magazine, Spring 2005, Vol. 64, No. 2 In 1952 Camille Keller bought a home on 43rd Street and Third [...]

From the Magazine: TilsenBilt Homes2020-10-27T13:14:10+00:00

A Public History of 35W: Virtual Story Share

2020-08-06T19:45:06+00:00

This interactive virtual event will share preliminary histories about opposition to the freeway, its impacts on communities of color, and concerns over equity and environmental justice. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their own perspectives and stories. This [...]

A Public History of 35W: Virtual Story Share2020-08-06T19:45:06+00:00

Reading the Minneapolis Uprising 

2020-06-17T16:16:56+00:00

Minneapolis, and the United States as a whole, is facing its history in a new and urgent way. The death of George Floyd has reverberated around the globe, and we in Hennepin County find ourselves at the center of it all. Hennepin History Museum [...]

Reading the Minneapolis Uprising 2020-06-17T16:16:56+00:00

Hayward and Effie McKerson

2019-01-15T19:24:15+00:00

Archival donations come to the museum through a variety of sources. This past spring the archive received a donation from Walker Methodist Care Center. Dr. Hayward McKerson had passed away in December 2017 and with no known surviving family members, the care center reached out to the archive to see if [...]

Hayward and Effie McKerson2019-01-15T19:24:15+00:00

Mu-So Choral Club

2017-09-06T10:24:56+00:00

The Mu-So Choral Club, a Minneapolis-based choir of approximately 40 African American singers, depending on the year, was formed in 1917 and remained active through the 1920s. Members were drawn primarily from local church choirs, and the group was often considered to feature [...]

Mu-So Choral Club2017-09-06T10:24:56+00:00

From the Archives: 25th U.S. Infantry at Fort Snelling

2017-06-28T11:33:02+00:00

Many people today have heard of the famous African American Buffalo Soldiers, but did you know that the Buffalo Soldiers were based here in Minnesota during the 1880s? This photograph, part of Hennepin History Museum's archival collection, shows a group of men [...]

From the Archives: 25th U.S. Infantry at Fort Snelling2017-06-28T11:33:02+00:00

Maggie Yancey’s 1881 Geology Book

2017-03-06T14:50:07+00:00

In the late 1800s, Hennepin County was home to a population of African Americans who had moved north to find opportunity after the Civil War, along with those who had escaped slavery via the Underground Railroad. While many traveled north to Canada, [...]

Maggie Yancey’s 1881 Geology Book2017-03-06T14:50:07+00:00
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