Mapping Prejudice

Mapping Prejudice

Visualizing the hidden histories of race and privilege in the built environment

About the Project

Learn about our team of historians, geographers, librarians, digital humanists and community activists seeking to expose structural racism.

What is a Covenant?

Racial covenants are clauses that were inserted into property deeds to prevent people who are not White from buying or occupying land.

Maps & Data

Explore our interactive map and download data and high-resolution static cartography.

Mapping racial covenants in Minnesota

So far, Mapping Prejudice volunteers have helped us find and map more than 26,000 racial covenants in Minnesota's Hennepin and Ramsey counties.

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Jim Crow of the North

This one hour, Emmy Award-wining documentary uses the history of racial covenants in Minneapolis to explore the complex history of discriminatory housing policies and their contemporary legacies.

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The Geography of Inequality

Today, Minneapolis has some of the worst racial disparities in the United States. In this talk, Mapping Prejudice co-founder, Kevin Ehrman-Solberg shows how these contemporary disparities are rooted in the spatial practices of the past.

Contemporary Legacies of Covenants
History of Racial Covenants
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With covenants, racism was written into Minneapolis housing. The scars are still visible.

Text Media
Contemporary Legacies of Covenants
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