WMTW: ‘Vision 2020’ projects aim to honor Black and Brown Mainers
“The center has already received dozens of nominations. They hope to amplify unheard stories of people from diverse backgrounds – Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian and more.”
“Their intent is to share, what they call, a ‘complete’ and ‘truthful’ history of Maine to ensure, as they put it, ‘the vision of Maine’s history and future is 2020.’”
READ MORE: https://www.wmtw.com/article/vision-2020-projects-aim-to-honor-black-and-brown-mainers/33462112
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