THESE TWO BLACK WOMEN JUST OPENED MINNESOTA'S FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM
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The Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery has officially opened its doors in north Minneapolis. Its exhibits feature well preserved documents, wardrobe, and informational panels highlighting the contributions of African Americans to the state.
Co-founded by civil rights attorney, Tina Burnside and writer/educator Coventry Cowens, the museum stands four stories tall, grants free admission, and runs solely on volunteer support. The museum is the first of its kind in Minnesota after a number of failed attempts that spans a period of approximately 30 years to get the needed support behind the project.
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