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For decades, Twin Cities PBS has explored the stories, the histories and the contributions of Minnesota's Black Pioneers, men and women who have forever shaped what it means to live here. This collection represents a blend of stories about the people, the places and the experiences that continue to ripple through the present moment.
For decades, Twin Cities PBS has explored the stories, the histories and the contributions of Minnesota's Black Pioneers, men and women who have forever shaped what it means to live here. This collection represents a blend of stories about the people, the places and the experiences that continue to ripple through the present moment.

Then & Now – Race in Mpls Millers Ads

  The pictures are painful. The less-than-human facial features, boorish behavior, ingrained ignorance, and innate criminality. The offensive, racial stereotypes in advertising and Americana from decades...

I am Betty Crocker!

    In TPT’s new history documentary Flour Power, you will be introduced to milling’s key characters C.C. Washburn, Charles Pillsbury, and James Ford Bell. But...

A Short History of African Americans at the Minnesota State Fair

For the past three years there have been protests by Black Lives Matter activists at the Minnesota State Fair. Protestors have used the State...
J. Frank Wheaton

30-Second State Capitol: First Black Legislator

When did Minnesota elect its first black lawmaker?