The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and makes available a wide range of materials chronicling Minnesota's history and culture. The goals of the Collections Department are to collect and preserve; provide access and interpretation; and engage in education and outreach. This blog is a tool to share these stories and let people know what is happening in the department.
Sounds of Blackness Sign
Happy Black History Month!
Today's highlight is one of our favorite pieces, but at 5 feet long we can't display it as often as we'd like. It's a bus sign advertising Sounds of Blackness, a Twin Cities-based music ensemble led by choir director Gary Hines. Three of the group's recordings have won Grammy awards. The sign was originally used on a bus operated by the Jefferson Transportation Company of Minneapolis during the 1970s.