The roots of racial disparities run deep in the origins of housing segregation in the Minneapolis area. But this story also illustrates how African-American families and leaders resisted this insidious practice, and how Black people built community — within and despite — the red lines that these restrictive covenants created.
Jim Crow of the North is in the news! Read more about the film and about the history of racist housing covenants in Minnesota:
This story is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota.