African American History Forum
Minnesota Black History Museum
A home for history: Black history museum planned for Stevens Square
BY DYLAN THOMAS
The state’s first black history museum coming to Southwest
STEVENS SQUARE — A new museum planned for a historic Southwest mansion could be the missing piece needed to revive stalled plans for an arts and culture corridor on 3rd Avenue.
More importantly to supporters of the project, the Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center would fill in a missing piece of Minnesota history. It would be the only museum solely dedicated to the history of the state’s African-American community.
“Many people say it’s just long overdue,” said Roxanne Givens, a prominent Twin Cities businesswoman who has led the project.