Early African Americans of Southeast Minnesota
MAAHMG History Fellow
February 1 to July 31, 2022
The Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery (MAAHMG) celebrates Black History Month 2022 with a new history exhibit, Early African Americans of Southeast Minnesota, by MAAHMG History Fellow Mica Anders. The exhibit runs February 1 – July 31, 2022, at the museum, 1256 Penn Avenue N., Minneapolis, MN. Admission and parking are free.
“This exhibition is an opportunity to rewrite early African Americans into the history of Southeast Minnesota. It serves as a starting point to bring their stories and their contributions to the region to light,” said Anders who is a professional genealogist, researcher, oral historian and visual artist. Funding for the MAAHMG History Fellowship program was provided by a grant from the Transformative Black-Led Movement Fund by Nexus Community Partners and Black Visions Collective.
About The MAAHMG History Fellow:
Mica L. Anders is a professional genealogist, lecturer, and oral historian with over 15 years of experience. Her special interests include African American genealogy and families from Minnesota, Nebraska and Missouri. She holds an MFA in art and enjoys combining her two passions—genealogy and art—to research, design, and curate community history exhibits. Ms. Anders is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.