The African American Interpretive Center of Minnesota is planning their second event for 2017. The newly minted organization was created to reflect on the black experience in Minnesota with a focus on this community’s history in the state. The non-profit will present black history with themes related to identity, culture, the arts, and community building with its upcoming exhibitions and events.
“WWI: The Black Experience” is a panel presentation that will explore the rise of the Black population in Minneapolis and Saint Paul during this era, discuss injustices faced by men and women in uniform before and after their service, and the social movements that arose from these experiences.
A 30 minute Q&A will follow the panel presentation. The Minnesota Historical Society is partnering with AAICM and the presentation will take place on June 22nd at The Mill City Museum. The event will be held from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.
AAICM hopes to draw people from all walks of life in Minnesota to reflect on a forgotten past. The center is aiming to harness a grassroots effort to grow interest and support. To learn how you can get involved with AAICM please refer to their website www.aaicmn.org.
About AAICM: The African American Interpretive Center of Minnesota (AAICM) strives to host events and exhibitions that highlight the history of black Minnesotans.