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The Challenging History of Historic Dakota Place Names

    Recently the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that state law wasn't followed when the name of Lake Calhoun was changed back to its historic...

30-Second Minnesota: Rondo Neighborhood

What urban neighborhood was demolished to make way for highway i-94? Hint: it's a community that's still remembered and celebrated every July. Discover more bite-sized...

What Are the Lessons of the Mohamed Noor Verdict?

  Former Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner and Tyrone Terrill with the African American Leadership Council exchanged frank views about the role that race played...

Civil Rights Pioneer Josie Johnson Sees ‘Hope in the Struggle’

  For years people have told Josie Johnson that she should write a book about her life's journey. And now that book has been written....

#MeToo Propels a Response to Domestic Violence in the Hmong Community

MayTong Chang, a domestic violence survivor and now advocate at Hmong American Partnership, was once told by her community, “Don’t call the police. If...

‘Playground of the People?’ Mapping Racial Covenants in 20th Century Minneapolis

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of the interdisciplinary online journal, Open Rivers: Rethinking Water, Place & Community. Special thanks to...

Did Your Neighborhood Contribute to Institutional Racism?

When we think about segregation, we think about signs. Signs that prohibited black people in the South from using things that white people used,...

Emanuel Cohen and the Battle Against Anti-Semitism in Minneapolis

In 1919, the Minnesota State Legislature struck the first blow against bias in real estate transactions with a law that banned religious discrimination in...

‘Jim Crow of the North’ Inspires Viewers to Take Action

On Monday, February 25, we premiered the new documentary, Jim Crow of the North, on Minnesota Experience, a film that delves into the complex...

Jim Crow of the North (Full Episode)

Why does Minnesota suffer through some of the worst racial disparities in the nation? The team behind Mapping Prejudice looks to answer that question...