The construction of Olson Memorial Highway, Minneapolis’s “first Superhighway,” devastated a thriving Black and Jewish cultural corridor along 6th Avenue N, in a pattern often repeated across the country. Before the project began in the 1930s, this bustling neighborhood included dozens of [...]
Join us and author Chad Montrie for an evening of discussion on the launch of his new book Whiteness in Plain View: A History of Racial Exclusion in Minnesota. An examination of White Minnesotans’ efforts to exclude African Americans from local communities, [...]
December 29, 2021 There was a popular song in the early 90s called "Let's Talk About Sex." Needless to say, the music video got a lot of attention, but the song wasn’t bad either. It held up because the premise made [...]
Hennepin History Museum warmly welcomes you to a special virtual event showcasing the transformative power of conversation. Join local facilitators of Living Room Conversations for a guided, 90-minute dialogue designed by communications experts. During this conversation guests will have the opportunity to [...]
In his book The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein reflects on the legacy of the Fair Housing Act of 1968: “You might think that fifty years would be long enough to erase the effects of government promotion of and support for segregation. But [...]
Join us for a conversation about how people are responding to social and environmental justice questions raised by freeway alignment projects in the past. Moderated by A Public History of 35W. Hosted by Hennepin History Museum in partnership with the Bell Museum.
The Twin Cities are grappling with a housing crisis, which disproportionately affects BIPOC communities. How did we get here? How can a shared understanding of history help us carve a better path forward? Join us for this local conversation moderated by Chanda Smith Baker.
A virtual presentation by Richard Rothstein with Q&A moderated by Chanda Smith Baker. Please visit this event page for a recording of the event and additional resources provided by Richard Rothstein.