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Stories

Mapping racial covenants in just the beginning. These stories explore the human side of structural racism in Minneapolis, and how covenants shaped the lives of the cities residents.

Notes on Pedagogy:
Mapping Prejudice Educator Resources

Marguerite Mills

January 27, 2021

Since the project began in 2016, Mapping Prejudice has brought our research into hundreds of spaces through presentation, volunteer sessions, and workshops. From the beginning, educators have asked for resources to bring Mapping Prejudice into the classroom. This month, Maggie Mills, shares details about how to access and use the educator resources that we’ve developed through working with educators and students.

Notes on Pedagogy and Community Engagement:
What's a deed anyway?

Marguerite Mills

November 19, 2020

Engagement with students and community members offers a window into the challenges and opportunities inherent in a project that seeks to engage a wide variety of audiences. The act of meeting people where they're at is not only a pedagogical challenge; it is also an opportunity for us as "experts" to think about our research in new ways. Read about ways Mapping Prejudice has taken this approach in the classroom.

Notes from the Archives:
Evelyn's Addition

Kirsten Delegard, Penny Petersen, Marguerite Mills

August 19, 2020

In the first decades of the twentieth century, John Scott worked to expand the boundaries of Black owned land in Minneapolis. In 1904, the Black waiter acquired four acres in the southwest corner of the city, just a block from the 50th and France intersection that would later be known for its high-end shopping. Scott's story illuminates how land was more than an economic investment for Black families; it was a form of resistance. It also shows how hard it was for Black families to maintain control of land during this period of intensifying white supremacy. In the case of Scott, once he sold pieces of his original homestead, it was restricted for the exclusive use of white people through racial covenants.