History Comes Alive is a series of programs featuring dramatic portrayals of African American men and women who impacted not just Minnesota, but the entire nation. In these programs, historical figures come to life through performances by museum-trained actors, scripted storytelling and the use of props, artifacts, letters, publications, illustrations and maps. The series is offered in collaboration with the Minnesota African American Museum.
While the series is anchored by programs hosted during Black History Month in February 2016 and 2017, one goal of this collaboration is to highlight African American history throughout the year. To accomplish this, two programs will be held per quarter in 2016 and 2017 for a total of 16 programs.
A Minnesota library partnered with an African American museum to bring prominent historical figures to life.