2002: "Remembering with Dignity" Funding
Remembering With Dignity (RWD) is working to honor people who lived and died in Minnesota's state institutions. Between 1866 and 1997, 13,000 Minnesotans who died while living in state institutions were buried in anonymous graves. These numbered grave markers remind us of the system that separated people from the community and denied them their basic human rights to dignity.
Since 1994, RWD has led the charge to honor those people by placing proper gravestones, telling their stories, creating art, and holding ceremonies in their honor.