Join MSP Film Society Programmer Craig Rice in conversation with Director Daniel Pierce Bergin, Kevin Ehrman-Solberg, Lead Researcher for Mapping Prejudice, Anthony R. Scott, President of Minnesota's Black Community Project, Dr. Chaunda L. Scott, Secretary of Minnesota's Black Community Project, and Brian Paulson, Senior Program Officer at the Pohlad Family Foundation, on Monday, August 17 at 7pm.
About the film:
Why does Minnesota suffer through some of the worst racial disparities in the nation? One answer is the spread of racist, restrictive real estate covenants in the early 20th century. Jim Crow of the North charts the progression of racist policies and practices from the advent of restrictive covenants after the turn of the last century to their final elimination in the late 1960s.
Roots of racial disparities are seen through a new lens in this film that explores the origins of housing segregation in the Minneapolis area. But the story also illustrates how African-American families and leaders resisted this insidious practice, and how Black people built community — within and despite — the red lines that these restrictive covenants created. A Twin Cities PBS Original.
This screening is part of the MSP Film Society's programming initiative, We the People: Required Watching, designed to spark conversation around current events and issues of social impact affecting our community, country and world. All We the People online discussions are generously supported by Kelly and Mike Palmer.
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