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  • Title: Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center
    Descriptive info: .. Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center.. Home.. About Us.. History.. Founders.. Mission/Vision.. In the News.. Construction Update.. Newsletter Archive.. Exhibits.. Black Baseball.. Minnesota North Star Pioneers.. African American Folktales.. Education.. Trunk-It.. Videos.. Resources.. "I Have a Dream" Speech.. Support.. Giving Opportunities.. Capital Campaign.. Corporate Sponsorship Packages.. Visit.. Location/Hours.. Membership.. Room Rental.. Educational Resources.. The American Civil War.. The Emancipation Proclamation.. The Underground Railroad.. Games More.. Contact Us.. Employment.. Volunteer.. MAAM EXHIBITS.. See the eWalk in the footprints of African Americans in Minnesota and the Midwest.. Learn More.. MAAM TRUNK-IT SERIES.. Trunk-It is history in a trunk, a museum without walls.. These exhibits are accompanied by trained actors/docents.. Calendar of Events.. Todays Date:.. October.. 12.. Upcoming Event:.. Afro Cuba Visit.. Date:.. 12/15/2013 - 12/23/2013.. Location:.. Havana, Mantanzas, and Santiago.. Contact email:.. travel@obsidianartscenter.. org.. Contact phone:.. 612-787-3644.. Afro Cuba Visit.. Havana, Mantanzas, and Santiago.. December 15 – December 23, 2013.. Contact Obsidian Arts for the itinerary and all other further details!.. See more upcoming events exhibits.. Find Us On:.. Facebook.. Twitter.. Weather Forecast.. |.. Weather Maps.. "I HAVE A DREAM" by Dr.. Martin Luther King, Jr.. Text of speech delivered August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.. C.. by Dr.. Read it here:.. thekingcenter.. Summer 2013 Newsletter.. MAAMCC has been busy this Summer! Click the link below to access our spring newsletter and find out what we've been up to.. LET FREEDOM RING.. On August 28, 2013, 50 years to the day of Dr.. King's life changing 'I have Dream Speech' The Minnesota African American Museum proudly joins the King Center in Atlanta by participating in a symbolic Bell Ringing Ceremony---here in Minnesota!.. Dr.. ’s “I Have A Dream” speech is arguably the most powerful moment of the Civil Rights Movement.. This movement was a decade and a half of non-violent protest, civil disobedience, and soul-stirring rhetoric that would forever change the face of America.. The Rev.. Bernice King, King's daughter and CEO of the King Center has called on people across America and throughout the world to "mark the 50th anniversary of my father's 'I Have a Dream' speech with 'Let Freedom Ring' bell-ringing events and programs that affirm the unity of  ...   Change!.. We embrace collaborators on what is certain to be an emotionally Inspiring Day! All organizations, as well as individual volunteers are encouraged and welcome! Make a difference!.. Descendants of history-makers meet at Historic Fort Snelling.. A solemn sense of history and perhaps even some ghosts were in the air Thursday at Historic Fort Snelling, when the descendants of 19th-century figures central to events involving white settlers, black slaves and American Indians came together.. View FULL Article at StarTribune.. com.. December 15 – December 23, 2013.. For more details, go to.. HERE.. Voices of the Civil War.. Museum of African American History.. The Minnesota African American Museum's salute to the 104 African-American men from Minnesota that volunteered for service in the army's all-black units, including the First Iowa African Infantry Regiment and the 18th and 68th Regiments of United States Colored Troops.. Learn more here:.. http://thewright.. org/voices.. New Educational Resources.. Please check out our updated ".. " page for educational resources.. Who was Dred Scott? Would the DFL exist if it weren;t for Nellie Stone Johnson? Have you used something invented by Fredrick McKinley Jones? Where would we be without the work of Roy Wilkins?.. The history of African Americans in Minnesota is rich, varied and sometimes difficult.. The future for African Americans in the region is bright and beautiful.. The Minnesota African American Museum (MAAM) celebrates the contributions made by African Americans in Minnesota and the Midwest.. MAAM educates and ensures that future generations will have the knowledge, skills and information they need to compete and succeed for many years to come.. MAAM partners with local schools to host field trips, educational workshops and performances.. The historic building serves as community space in which diverse organizations can promote cross-cultural understanding.. The museum is an interactive classroom, a first-class gathering space and a beacon of hope.. The staff and volunteers of MAAM look forward to your visit.. For more information on visiting MAAM, including hours and location,.. click here.. Have questions?.. Click here.. , they're happy to help.. If you're interested in making a donation to MAAM,.. Copyright 2013 Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center.. All Rights Reserved.. Minneapolis Web Design.. by First Scribe..

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  • Title: Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center
    Descriptive info: The Minnesota African American museum (MAAM) does not celebrate African American history solely for African Americans.. We see MAAM history as Minnesota history; a museum celebrating and presenting African American history for all populations.. As Carl Rowan stated in 1961, it is men and women of African American descent, not anonymous forcesthat have contributed to advancing the historical landscape of Minnesota.. The impetus for the formation of this museum came from the founder, Roxanne Givens.. According to Givens, the vision for having a repository for African American history came from the African American community.. Many of the original voices felt not having a record of the many contributions African Americans made to Minnesota history and beyond , was a major impediment to community engagement, self-esteem and achievement.. Never feeing grounded, or truly immersed in the social and civic fabric of the disparate communities in which  ...   Robin Hickman, Shirlynn LaChapelle, and Robyn Sims- This group is today known as the MAAM Founders.. Discussion continued over several months; the founders were steadfast in their vision.. We however needed a place to house our vision, real estate, to fulfill our mission of a sustainable History and Cultural museum of Local, National and International importance, recognized for excellence and innovation in museum practice and programs.. MAAM would create engaging learning experiences; serve as a Community hub contributing on multiple levels to the Civic, educational, Cultural and Economic fabric of Minnesota.. Like true destiny, one day, Roxanne Givens and Harry Davis quite by accident, came upon a glorious Queen Anne architectural gem, the "Coe Mansion.. ".. It was for sale; a tour of the magnificent structure was arranged.. Its' reuse was instantly clear: our museum.. The rest as they say is history…".. http://www.. startribune.. com/local/minneapolis/130513538.. html..

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  • Title: Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center
    Descriptive info: The catalyst for the creation of the Minnesota African American Museum came directly from the local African American community itself, according to founder Roxanne Givens.. So many people felt not having a record of their history was a major impediment to community engagement, self-esteem and achievement.. Over several months a  ...   an innovative place for historical artifacts and cultural activities that would contribute to the civic, cultural and economic fabric of Minnesota.. Then, one day, Givens came across the Coe Mansion.. It was for sale and its new use was instantly clear – the museum.. The rest, as they say, is history..

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  • Title: Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center
    Descriptive info: The Minnesota African American Museum founders are:.. Daniel Berg.. Judi Carmichael Brown.. Pamela Coaxum.. Coventry Cowens.. Harry Davis.. Elder Mahmoud El Kati.. Roxanne Givens.. Phebe Givens.. Robin Hickman.. Josie Johnson.. Seitu Jones.. Judge LaJune Lange.. Bobby Moenck.. Sharon Kennedy Vickers..

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  • Title: Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center
    Descriptive info: Mission Statement.. The Minnesota African American Museum (MAAM) is an educational, cultural and archival museum dedicated to researching, presenting, acquiring and preserving the history of African Americans in Minnesota.. As a community resource, MAAM seeks to ignite discovery and fuel interest in learning experiences derived from studying history presented through museum exhibits and educational/artistic programs.. Through the Minnesota African American Museum visitors to Minnesota and Minnesota citizens alike will see how African American history has contributed to the long term health and vitality of the Twin Cities and the State.. Goal Statement.. The Minnesota African American Museum pursues the following programmatic goals:.. To be the educational resources to local, regional and state entities  ...   and culture in Minnesota.. To be a resource on the connection between African Americans in Minnesota, science, and the scientific community.. To serve as a limited archival resource and library for African American History in Minnesota.. The Minnesota African American Museum is located in the former Coe Mansion, an 8,500 sq.. ft.. multi-purpose facility located at 1700 3rd Avenue South in Minneapolis, Minnesota This facility houses exhibit areas, educational classrooms, archival storage, public meeting space, and administrative offices.. Through creative programming MAAM strives to be an integral community, educational, artistic and cultural asset bringing a powerful cultural presence to the State and region, making MAAM a regional destination for visitors and residents alike..

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  • Title: Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center
    Descriptive info: MAAM on Kare 11.. MAAM on CBS.. MAAM in the Minneapolis Star Tribune..

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  • Title: Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center
    Descriptive info: MAAM is currently under construction with a projected Phase One completion date of spring 2012.. During Phase One, the Coe Mansion is undergoing a renovation to better house exhibits and to make the building compliant and accessible.. Staff, volunteers, visiting scholars and student interns will continue to use the Carriage House as administrative space.. Phase Two of the project will feature a newly constructed, contemporary Cultural and Educational Center equipped with state-of-the-art technology, multiple learning labs, a genealogy center, community gallery, oral history center and more..

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  • Title: Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center
    Descriptive info: Spring 2013 Newsletter..

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  • Title: Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center
    Descriptive info: Walk in the footprints of African Americans in Minnesota and the Midwest and explore a rich and vibrant history filled with surprises.. MAAM features more than 6,500 square feet of exhibition space that houses an amazing array of educational experiences and exhibits.. The journey begins on the welcoming front porch of the glorious  ...   on the first floor.. The second floor showcases Minnesota North Star Pioneers and the third floor is the Children's World Gallery.. This interactive learning and play space includes a reading lounge, library, high-tech touch screen exhibits and unique artifacts that kids will love to explore.. To discover more information about the exhibits:.. Africa Folktales..

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  • Title: Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center
    Descriptive info: Did you know baseball had a long history of African American players before legend Jackie Robinson ever hit the field? Explore the story of "Negro League" baseball and Minnesota's many surprising contributions to baseball's rich history.. From John W.. "Bud" Fowler, who played in the Stillwater baseball club in 1884 to hometown hero Kirby Puckett – MAAM follows the players, the owners, the fans and baseball's place in the Civil Rights movement.. Think you know baseball? You'll be surprised by the sport's virtually hidden history as it's revealed in the Black Baseball exhibit.. "Bring it Home "Black baseball in Minnesota: recovering a little known lost legacy.. Though Minnesota never hosted a major Negro League ball club, and was home to a decidedly small black population, the history of touring "barnstorming" black baseball teams in Minnesota is as rich as anywhere  ...   employment to many African Americans both on and off the field.. Most of the teams were owned by local black businessmen.. The Leagues (including their minor affiliates), termed the largest black-owned business in the United States, offered employment to hundreds of blacks throughout the country.. Check out these other sites for more information on Black and Brown Baseball!.. Baseball, the Color Line, and Jackie Robinson.. Civil Rights History: Before You Could Say "Jackie Robinson".. Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.. Negro League Baseball dot com.. Negro League Baseball Players Association.. MLB.. com: Negro Leagues History.. A Look at Life in the Negro Leagues.. Cubans and the Negro Leagues Cubanball.. Black Baseball Sports Illustrated Timeline.. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.. Baseball Heritage Museum.. Center for Negro Leagues Baseball Research.. Society for American Baseball Research.. Minnesota African American Museum Pitch March 2012..

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  • Title: Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center
    Descriptive info: Native peoples and individuals from the world over have come together to make Minnesota the wonderful patchwork quilt it is.. The Minnesota North Star Pioneers exhibit chronicles the journey of African Americans to Minnesota and documents the African American contribution to the settlement and development of the Midwest..

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