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Mapping Prejudice

From the University of Minnesota (UMN) comes Mapping Prejudice, a fascinating research project with the tagline "Visualizing the hidden histories of race and privilege in Minneapolis." Founded in 2016, Mapping Prejudice delves into the Minneapolis area's real estate history, where racially-restrictive deeds called covenants were powerful "tools used by real estate developers in the 19th and 20th century to prevent people of color from buying or occupying property." The project's main page features an interactive animated map that shows how the use of these covenants (and through them, racial segregation) spread across Hennepin County between 1910 and 1955, with more than 17,000 deeds mapped as of this write-up. The database this map draws on was created with the help of over 2,800 volunteers reading and annotating property deeds. Covenants and their significance, both in Minneapolis and nationwide, are explained further on the Learn More page. Readers should also check out the project's Resources page, where they will find an extensive list of relevant articles, videos, and more, as well as the Stories page that "explore[s] the human side of structural racism in Minneapolis." Mapping Prejudice is directed by Kirsten Delegard, a professional historian and a fellow in UMN's Department of Geography, Environment & Society.
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August 2nd, 2019
Date Of Record Creation
July 30th, 2019 at 12:19pm
Date Of Record Release
July 30th, 2019 at 1:43pm
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