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.

Learn more about racial covenants

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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Mapping Prejudice reveals how racial covenants shaped Ramsey County

After mapping the impact of housing discrimination in Hennepin County, homeowners in Ramsey County can now see the history hiding in their home titles.

KARE11 Story

Under-Told Stories

PODCAST: Becoming a Black Homeowner in the Twin Cities

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Brookings Institution

How a Minneapolis public history project is building political will to redress racial housing disparities.

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