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Heritage Salon Spotlight: Tina Burnside & Coventry Cowens

Tina Burnside (left) and Coventry Cowens (right)       Photo Credit: Minneapolis Star Tribune  Two African American women have answered the call to bring more exposure to African American history in Minnesota. The boldness of these ladies to preserve the history and tell the story of African Americans in Minnesota has created a museum and…

Heritage Salon Spotlight: Omar Eaton-Martínez, M. Ed.

Intern & Fellows Program Manager, Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History   You have a very unique family background that was highlighted in the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Can you elaborate on your family's history and how it landed in the museum?  Before I was with the Smithsonian, I worked for…