2013 Black History Month Theme
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (founders of Black History Month) honors 2013 Black History Month with the theme, "At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington."
Moving Beyond Tolerance to Allophilia
Commissioner Kevin Lindsey's keynote speech at the Governor's Commission on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Statewide Celebration, Mon. Jan 21 at St. Paul Central High School. (Use the following link to view the video on You Tube.)
"Allophilia is important because it is essential to achieving the highest ideals of our democracy." - Kevin Lindsey
Video courtesy of St. Paul Public Schools.
Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963
National Museum of American History Exhibit
This year, our nation commemorates two important events: the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and the 1963 March on Washington. In an exhibition that runs until September 15, the Smithsonian explores the accomplishments and limitations of these two events and their impact on American history. You can view the exhibition online or visit the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. View the exhibit online.
Black History Month Events
The Minnesota History Center celebrates African Americans in business, politics, sports and music
All programs are held at the Minnesota History Center except for the Twin Cities Funk and Soul All Stars which is being held at Icehouse in Minneapolis. More information about these events on the History Center web site.
1st Annual Midwest Black History Expo - Saint Paul RiverCentre
Saturday, February 23, 2013 10 AM to 7 PM at Saint Paul River Centre, Saint Paul, MN
Celebrate at the biggest Black History Month event in Minnesota! Event information on the RiverCentre web site.
African-Americans in Transportation Then and Now: Commuter Rail to Light Rail
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 Time: 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Minnesota History Center, 3M Auditorium
Please join the invited panel as they share personal railway stories with impacts felt locally and nationally that helped shape our local community, state, and country.
Web Sites and Resources Related to Black History
- Presidential Proclamation: National African American History Month, 2013
- 2013 Black History Month Science Fair
- Nellie Stone Johnson, First African American elected to public office in Minneapolis
- Minnesota Playwright August Wilson wins Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award
- Robert "Bobby" Marshall, Celebrated U of M Black Athlete
- Find historical images, records, books related to African Americans in Minnesota at the Minnesota History Center
- Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center
- African American History Month, Library of Congress
- NAACP: 100 Years of History
- Black History Teaching Resources, Smithsonian Institute
- Documented Rights Exhibit, National Archives