- Created: Tuesday, 04 September 2018 16:40
- Written by Laura Proescholdt
Display cases can’t contain the dark history — and lasting impacts — explored by “Owning Up: Racism and Housing in Minneapolis.” Red lines guide viewers through the stories of three black families as they search for home and community in white-dominated neighborhoods. The groundbreaking exhibit, now on display at the Hennepin History Museum, highlights the devastating and persistent consequences of redlining, racial covenants, and white violence in Minneapolis.
Photo: Viewers experience the exhibit on opening night.
“Why are there racial disparities in Minneapolis?” asked curator Denise Pike in her remarks on August 23, the exhibit’s opening night attended by more than 100 people, “Perhaps it’s because we haven’t come to terms with our history.”