Check out our progress! We are more than halfway to our goal. So far, our volunteers have transcribed 101,723 deeds. That leaves 73,028 still in need of transcription.
Each month we'll share updates on our progress. Will you be a top volunteer?
We need to talk.Thanks to these groups for hosting great conversations last month: Field Community School Habitat for Humanity
Minneapolis Park Board Gray Plant Mooty
Hennepin History Museum Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Linden Hills History Group Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC
Jewish Community Relations Council SPAAR
Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota
Notes from the Archives
James Tapley Wardlaw arrived in Minneapolis in 1944. But he could not find a home for his family. His astute assessment of the structural injustice wrought by practices such as racial covenants rings true today: “These are the practices which during the past decade have come to be regarded as expedient and profitable. These are also the practices which if endured for another decade will reap for Minneapolis a sorry harvest." Read more about J.T. Wardlaw on the Mapping Prejudice blog.
Wardlaw is pictured in this photo from the 1940s, posing with an array of African-American civic leaders in Minneapolis. He is second from the right, in the bottom row.
Photo credit: the children of John Glanton and the Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis, MN.
Events are on hiatus during the holidays! Opportunities to get involved will return in next month's newsletter.
The Geography of Inequality | Kevin Ehrman-Solberg | TEDxMinneapolis
Activist/Volunteer Spotlight: Grace Hinton
Uncovering the history of inequality strengthens our fight for justice - it’s also a community effort. We are grateful to all of our volunteers. Grace Hinton says “The first step toward eradicating racially biased social, economic, political, and cultural structures is making people aware of their existence and influence.” Read more about why Grace is dedicating her time to transcribing historic deeds on the Mapping Prejudice blog.