In Minneapolis and in particular the neighborhoods surrounding Lake Nokomis, racial covenant restrictions served as powerful obstacles for people of color seeking safe and affordable housing. They also limited access to community resources like parks and schools. Racial covenants dovetailed with redlining and predatory lending practices to depress homeownership rates for African Americans. Racial covenants did the work of Jim Crow in northern cities like Minneapolis.
Come learn from Kirsten Delegard, Project Director of Mapping Prejudice about their project visualizing racial covenants, racial covenant history in the Nokomis area, and how you can remove covenant language from your deed.
Mapping Prejudice: A History of Racial Covenants in the Nokomis Area
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church – 5011 31st Avenue
About Mapping Prejudice: We are a team of geographers, historians, digital humanists and community activists seeking to expose structural racism in Minneapolis. We are building a map that shows how racial restrictions were embedded in the physical landscape of our community. We are unearthing racial covenants in Hennepin County property deeds, to reveal how much land was reserved for the exclusive use of white people for most of the twentieth century. More Info: https://www.mappingprejudice.org/
Organized for residents of the Diamond Lake, Hale, Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, Page and Wenonah neighborhoods.
Co-Hosted by the Hale, Page, Diamond Lake Community Association, Nokomis East Neighborhood Association and Council Member Jeremy Schroeder (Ward 11).