The engagement project for a Minneapolis African American Historic and Cultural Context Study will identify, honor and highlight people and places across the city where African Americans have made spectacular contributions. In partnership with the City’s Community Planning and Economic Development Department, Lange Johnson Development (with support from Equity Strategies, LLC and the 106 Group) is conducting citywide community engagement efforts. Lange Johnson Development have worked with numerous underrepresented communities in the Twin Cities, facilitating conversations and encouraging collaboration among stakeholders. More about the project:
- The project is funded by a grant from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund (AACHAF) of the National Trust for Historic Preservation with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- The community outreach effort will collect feedback on the needs and wants of the Black community relative to heritage preservation and cultural resources. It will help to uncover insight into significant historic properties, neighborhoods of interest, and the community that shaped the history of Minneapolis.
- This project will only be efficient and effective if we build upon the extensive past efforts of community members in documenting and promoting African American heritage citywide. Community engagement will ensure incorporation of the knowledge and expertise of all community participants.