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.

Jim Crow of the North is in the news! Read more about the film and about the history of racist housing covenants in Minnesota:

Star Tribune

Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder


WCCO Radio: The Paul & Jordana Show

WCCO Radio: Jearlyn Steele’s Steele Talkin’


This story is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota.