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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.

Step into the complex history of Civil War-era Minnesota

  Study Civil War-era history for any length of time and you start to realize that it's seldom as straightforward as some textbooks might have...

Martin Luther King in Minnesota

  FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY Listen to a speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the University of Minnesota in 1967, followed by an interview hosted...

MN Republicans Fight for Black Voting Rights and Win… 150 Years...

  Voting rights were a hot topic on election day in Minnesota one hundred and fifty years ago. In 1868, Minnesota’s Republican party focused its...

Cornerstones: A History of North Minneapolis

  FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY Cornerstones: A History of North Minneapolis explores the neighborhood's diverse past through the power of place. Co-produced with the University of Minnesota and...

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 a number of years there have been protests by Black Lives Matter activists at the Minnesota State Fair. Protestors have used the State...