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Minnesota may mark the northern blade of America’s spine, but this is no flyover country. This is important country, the stomping grounds of choice for movers and shakers, innovators and dreamers, builders and plunderers. No one tells Minnesota history like Twin Cities PBS. For decades, TPT has dived into the whitewater of bygone eras and emerged with insight about our shared values as Minnesotans. Enter Minnesota Experience, an invitation to follow TPT into the slipstream of time on-air and online. Tapping into TPT’s rich archive of historical stories and adding new ones to the fold, Minnesota Experience holds the mirror of history up to the modern moment as a force that can forever change who we are and who we want to be. "Minnesota Experience" airs each Monday on TPT-2 at 9 p.m. For more on the schedule CLICK HERE.  
Minnesota may mark the northern blade of America’s spine, but this is no flyover country. This is important country, the stomping grounds of choice for movers and shakers, innovators and dreamers, builders and plunderers. No one tells Minnesota history like Twin Cities PBS. For decades, TPT has dived into the whitewater of bygone eras and emerged with insight about our shared values as Minnesotans. Enter Minnesota Experience, an invitation to follow TPT into the slipstream of time on-air and online. Tapping into TPT’s rich archive of historical stories and adding new ones to the fold, Minnesota Experience holds the mirror of history up to the modern moment as a force that can forever change who we are and who we want to be. "Minnesota Experience" airs each Monday on TPT-2 at 9 p.m. For more on the schedule CLICK HERE.  

‘Playground of the People?’ Mapping Racial Covenants in 20th Century Minneapolis

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of the interdisciplinary online journal, Open Rivers: Rethinking Water, Place & Community. Special thanks to...

Did Your Neighborhood Contribute to Institutional Racism?

When we think about segregation, we think about signs. Signs that prohibited black people in the South from using things that white people used,...

Emanuel Cohen and the Battle Against Anti-Semitism in Minneapolis

In 1919, the Minnesota State Legislature struck the first blow against bias in real estate transactions with a law that banned religious discrimination in...

‘Jim Crow of the North’ Inspires Viewers to Take Action

On Monday, February 25, we premiered the new documentary, Jim Crow of the North, on Minnesota Experience, a film that delves into the complex...

Jim Crow of the North (Full Episode)

Why does Minnesota suffer through some of the worst racial disparities in the nation? The team behind Mapping Prejudice looks to answer that question...

Cass Gilbert: Standing the Test of Time

  FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY Cass Gilbert: Standing the Test of Time explores the story of how one of Minnesota's most gifted artists became one of the nation's great...

Voyageur. Entrepreneur. Diplomat. Meet MN Black Pioneer George Bonga.

  Born to an African fur trader and an Ojibwe woman, George Bonga and his siblings are considered to be the first people of African...

Get an Early Look at ‘Jim Crow of the North’

  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...

Discover How African Americans Have Spurred Change in MN

  FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY From fur trader George Bonga to the state's first black woman lawyer, Lena Smith, explore the "hidden history" of African Americans who helped...

5 ‘Crushworthy’ Historical Figures from Minnesota

Minnesota's history makers and shakers have devised important inventions, jumpstarted businesses that blazed trails, made critical contributions to public policy that's rippled across the...