St. Paul, MN 55102
States of Incarceration is a national traveling exhibit that explores the roots of mass incarceration in our own communities to open a national dialogue on what should happen next.
The exhibit was created by university students from around the country, including University of Minnesota students who examined settler colonialism and the high rates of Native American incarceration in Minnesota. In this exhibit, visitors can examine how today’s Minnesota prison population has been shaped by centuries of Native trauma through art, artifacts and additional local content created by the Minnesota History Center and local partners.
States of Incarceration is a project of the Humanities Action Lab and is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Endowment for the Humanities, Whiting Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and Mellon Foundation.
Local contributors to the exhibit are Oyate Hotanin, American Indian Prison Project, InEquality, American Indian Movement Interpretive Center, The Circle of Peace Movement, Calee Cecconi, and the following programs at the University of Minnesota: the Institute for Advanced Study, the Heritage Studies and Public History program, the Department of History, the Department of American Indian Studies, the School of Architecture, the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota Libraries, and Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services.
2019-02-18 10:00:00 2019-02-18 10:00:00 America/Chicago "States of Incarceration" Exhibit Closing Minnesota History Center