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Mapping Prejudice by the Numbers

Check out our progress! We are more than halfway done. Volunteers have transcribed 120,075 deeds. We have 54,981 to go. 

This chart shows our progress. 120,075 deeds are transcribed and 54,981 are remaining.
Thanks for all your work in March. Let's keep up the momentum! 
This bar graph shows top volunteers this month by number of transcriptions with user mprichard25 at 608, c-boon at 456, and jlnyberg at 415. We have 2484 rockstar volunteers! T This chart shows finished deeds by month. There were 2,639 finished in January; 3,135 deeds finished in February; and 9,980 finished in March.
We Need to Talk Thanks to these groups for hosting great conversations last month:
Vail Place                                                                    American Association of University Women
Bethel University                                                         TPT--Twin Cities Public Television
Augsburg University                                                    Indianapolis Fair Housing Conference
Jewish Community Relations Council                         SUNY Binghamton 
Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church                             American Association of Geographers
St. Olaf College

Notes from the Archives

Race War in Linden Hills

In the very first days of 1910, a group of white Linden Hills residents declared that "a strong attempt will be made to oust" the "negro families living in the vicinity" of their homes. Learn more on the blog.

The house that Marie Canfield tried to sell to William Malone is still standing at 4441 Zenith Avenue South.

Upcoming Events

Sabathani Community Center “Owning Up” Exhibit Opening & Fundraiser

an event poster for Thursday, May 2 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. called "Owning Up" at the Sabathani Community Center.
“Owning Up: Racism and Housing in Minneapolis” explores the history of racial housing discrimination in Minneapolis through the stories of three black families. 

The exhibit, which just finished a four-month run at the Hennepin History Museum, has moved to Sabathani Community Center. 

On May 2, join curators and community members to celebrate this move. This event will raise funds for the programs at Sabathani, which provides essential resources to the Southside community. 

Thursday, May 2nd
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Sabathani Community Center
310 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55409

Make your reservation and see more details.


Shameful legacies, ongoing neglect

Communities of color are disproportionately uprooted in the process of gentrification because of the legacies of racist housing discrimination and covenants. Read more about the intersection of contemporary and historic housing injustice in this piece by Clarence Hightower in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.

Volunteer Spotlight: Judson Memorial Baptist Church

Thank you to the dedicated members of Judson Memorial Baptist Church who hosted a Mapping Prejudice transcription session last month. If you are interested in hosting a session to help us finish the covenants map, we would love to help you. Follow this link to send us a request with your information!

Volunteer Today!
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