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Mapping Prejudice by the Numbers

Check out our progress! We are more than halfway to our goal. So far, our volunteers have transcribed 101,723 deeds. That leaves 73,028 still in need of transcription.

Each month we'll share updates on our progress. Will you be a top volunteer?
This bar graph shows top volunteers this month by number of transcriptions with user CitySelby at 252, dawsoni at 157, and Plieated at 154. We have 1,969 rock star volunteers in total! This chart shows finished deeds by month in 2018. There were 1,092 finished deeds in September; 7,521 finished deeds in October 7,521; and 5,327 deeds finished in November.
We need to talk. Thanks to these groups for hosting great conversations last month:
Field Community School                                                          Habitat for Humanity
Minneapolis Park Board                                                           Gray Plant Mooty
Hennepin History Museum                                                       Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Linden Hills History Group                                                        Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC 
Jewish Community Relations Council                                      SPAAR
Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota 

Notes from the Archives

James Tapley Wardlaw arrived in Minneapolis in 1944. But he could not find a home for his family. His astute assessment of the structural injustice wrought by practices such as racial covenants rings true today: “These are the practices which during the past decade have come to be regarded as expedient and profitable. These are also the practices which if endured for another decade will reap for Minneapolis a sorry harvest." Read more about J.T. Wardlaw on the Mapping Prejudice blog

Wardlaw is pictured in this photo from the 1940s, posing with an array of African-American civic leaders in Minneapolis. He is second from the right, in the bottom row.
Photo credit: the children of John Glanton and the Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis, MN.

Upcoming Events

Events are on hiatus during the holidays! Opportunities to get involved will return in next month's newsletter.


A video of Kevin Ehrman-Solberg speaking at TED Minneapolis entitled "The Geography of Inequality"

The Geography of Inequality | Kevin Ehrman-Solberg | TEDxMinneapolis

Activist/Volunteer Spotlight: Grace Hinton

Uncovering the history of inequality strengthens our fight for justice - it’s also a community effort. We are grateful to all of our volunteers. Grace Hinton says “The first step toward eradicating racially biased social, economic, political, and cultural structures is making people aware of their existence and influence.” Read more about why Grace is dedicating her time to transcribing historic deeds on the Mapping Prejudice blog.

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