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Opening Reception for new exhibit – HUMAN TOLL: A Public History of 35W
Hennepin History Museum (HHM) invites the public to the opening reception of their new exhibit, HUMAN TOLL: A Public History of 35W, which explores community resistance and resilience and illustrates how freeway construction destroyed and divided Black communities across the United States, amplifying the effects of systemic racism still felt today.
With photographs, maps, oral histories, and archival documents, HUMAN TOLL foregrounds the experiences of Black Residents of South Minneapolis by exploring stories and displacement, housing discrimination, neighborhood division, and environmental justice.
The exhibit was researched and developed over a period of two years by a diverse team of South Minneapolis community members and advisors working in collaboration with students and faculty of the University of Minnesota Heritage Studies and Public History program. Members of the research team will be on hand during the day to answer questions.
Admission is free at HHM through the end of the year thanks to a generous gift from North Bay Companies.