Trunk-It Traveling Exhibits
Trunk-It is history in a trunk, a museum without walls. These exhibits are accompanied by trained actors/docents and are available to travel to elementary and middle schools in the area.
Available Trunk-It exhibits include:
- Fredrick McGhee (1861-1912): One of America's first African American attorneys and a Civil Rights activist.
- Gordon Parks (1912-2006): Musician, photographer, filmmaker, author and composer.
- Dr. Alexa Irene Canady (1950-present) Neurosurgeon.
- Emily Goodridge Grey (1831-1916): Abolitionist, activist and author.
- Frederick McKinney Jones (1893-1961): Inventor and mechanical engineer.
- Nellie Stone-Johnson (1905-2002): Civil Rights activist and entrepreneur.
- Cecil Newman (1903-1976): Civil Rights activist and publisher.
- George Bonga (1802-1888): Fur trader, linguist and entrepreneur.
MAAM is working to help all children understand and negotiate a world filled with people of different races, cultures, ethnicities, backgrounds, belief systems and orientations. By providing tools to teachers and school administrators to enhance curriculums, Trunk-It makes it easy to demonstrate the value of diversity and history.
Trunk-It introduces students to the many accomplishments of African Americans in Minnesota and the region over the past 200 years. The traveling exhibits provide a creative outlet for students to discuss and publish their own online stories.