Through support provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board grant, we set out to strive to deepen understanding of the interconnected and divergent histories of the peoples making up four partner communities (Black, Asian, Latinx, Indigenous) in Minnesota. Art installations created by Roho Collective artist Christopheraaron Deanes served as a visual representation of the ‘Truth in History Project.’ These installations, held within community, serve to both captivate residents and connect community to the stories accessed on-demand through video and audio streaming, from one's mobile device utilizing QR code technology. This directly aligns to the outcome defined by this grant as all Minnesota residents, especially residents from BIPOC communities will maintain access and a deep connection to the arts through our work. The stories shared by various community groups hold deep importance in our state and city history. As our landscapes around us change, capturing and archiving what was is a crucial part of the success in how we move forward. These videos pay tribute to the cultural heritage and history of each storyteller and their journey.
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