Hallie Q. Brown Community Center is glad to announce a partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) and the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery (MAAHMG).
Minnesotans, their communities, and our nation are grappling with the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder and the systemic racism entrenched in our shared reality. The Minnesota Historical Society is hopeful that the outpouring of anger, pain, truth, and community witnessed over the last several months will lead to more meaningful conversation with community, increased self-reflection and awareness, purposeful action, and a more empathetic society.
History can and should help frame this discussion. George Floyd’s murder was not an isolated incident but part of a centuries-long persecution of African Americans. Understanding the past and present are crucial to shaping the future, and that includes sharing and recording stories of these times.
Submissions will be shared among the three partner organizations so that the collecting effort can be housed within the community from where the voices come. Some of the submissions may be added to the MNHS collections.
Nothing is required on this form: tell us what you think Minnesotans, current and future, need to understand.