Black Lives and Minnesota's Past

Racial tensions, particularly between black and white Americans, have increased in the last few years, as the emergence of Black Lives Matter and the increased visibility of white supremacy groups illuminate the Civil Rights Movement's limited success. How can we find relevant connections between our present and African Americans' experiences in the past?

Join an MNHS librarian and an MNHS educator to learn about three instances in Minnesota's past where black Minnesotans fought for equity: the Minnesota March on Washington, The Way, Inc., and the Council on Black Minnesotans. View authentic historical sources, and discuss ways the stories of the past can help students and teachers build historical bridges to current events.

This program is intended for classroom teachers, grades 6-12. We will be focusing on classroom resources and strategies, with time built in for discussion.

The $10 fee includes parking at the History Center. Educators who attend the full program will receive two clock hours. Please contact Jessica Ellison with questions.

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd. W
St. Paul , MN