february, 2018

01feb6:30 pm8:30 pmMapping Prejudice: Racial Covenants in Minneapolis


Event Details

Come hear about how the Twin Cities created the inequalities we see today. The team from the “Mapping Prejudice Project” at the University of Minnesota will be discussing their exploration of racial covenants and housing discrimination in 20th century Minneapolis. Racial covenants were legal contracts embedded in property deeds to prevent specific groups of people from purchasing or occupying property.

Scholars from the University of Minnesota and Augsburg University have analyzed more than 1.4 million historic Minneapolis housing deeds, finding racist language in more than 20,000 documents. How can mapping technology be used to explore historic injustices and shed light on modern racial disparities?

There will be a Q&A after the presentation. There will be coffee and social time to meet local leaders in our community. We encourage you to participate in these conversations about racial disparities in our community.


(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ

106 E. Diamond Lake Road Minneapolis, MN 55419