- Created: Tuesday, 24 July 2018 09:03
- Written by Carolyn Szczepanski
Many residents of Minneapolis believe that their city has never had any kind of formal segregation. Part of the "Racism, Rent and Real Estate: Fair Housing Reframed" series, a unique bus tour made visible the structural racism that has undergirded the city’s urban landscape, and illuminated the community solidarity that developed among African Americans in the face of this white hostility.
Co-hosted by Preserve Minneapolis and Mapping Prejudice, "Housing Discrimination Revealed: The History of Race & Real Estate in Minneapolis Bus Tour" drew on the expertise of Kirsten Delegard and Penny Peterson from Mapping Prejudice and Tina Burnside, a local attorney, writer and historian. Filled to capacity, nearly 50 people attended the two-hour tour that traveled from Prospect Park to the Central Neighborhood, exploring the impacts of racial covenants and the history of community resilience.