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.

The Twin Cities PBS Originals documentary Jim Crow of the North premieres on Minnesota Experience on Monday, February 25 at 9 pm. Don’t miss it on TPT2.