MAAHMG History

The Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery (MAAHMG) is a Minnesota non-profit organization that was founded in 2018.

The Museum's purpose is to preserve, record and highlight the achievements, contributions and experiences of African Americans in Minnesota.

This mission is carried out through exhibits, workshops and events that educate and inform the public about the history, culture, and art of African Americans in Minnesota.

The Museum's logo is the West African Adinkra symbol, Dwennimmen, which represents "ram's horns" and means humility and strength. We chose this symbol because it represents the African American story in the United States. Despite enslavement, segregation, discrimination, and other abuses, African Americans have shown grace, perseverance, courage, resistance and resilience.