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Owning Up: Racism and Housing in Minneapolis

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Aug. 23-Jan. 20
Time Varies
$5; $3 seniors/students
Art, Museums

Five decades ago, Minnesota passed landmark legislation authored by Walter Mondale aiming to dismantle racism in housing. For the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, a new group called Racism, Rent, and Real Estate: Fair Housing Reframed investigates the history of that legislation, and examines how it affects issues we face today. For “Owning Up: Racism and Housing in Minneapolis,” the group has partnered with the Hennepin History Museum for an exhibit revealing the consequences of structural racism, drawing on research done by Mapping Prejudice. The show is curated by Denise Pike and Kacie Lucchini Butcher, two graduate students from the University of Minnesota’s heritage studies and public history program, with help from graphic design students at Augsburg University.