The Mapping Prejudice project is mapping racial covenants in the Twin Cities and has already completed the Hennepin County map. Along with partners from St.Catherine's University Welcoming the Dear Neighbor? project the preliminary map of racial covenants in Ramsey County is well underway. Racial covenants are clauses in property deeds that restricted people who were not white from buying or occupying the land to which the deed was attached. This example of structural racism shaped the landscape of Saint Paul and prevented African Americans from securing stable housing and accumulating wealth. The impacts of this can still be felt and seen in our city today.
Join us with St.Catherine's professors Dr. Rachel Neiwert and Dr. Daniel Williams as they share their work to illuminate the history and legacies of racism and housing segregation in St. Paul. Their presentation will include stories from the past and present focused on the neighborhoods surrounding the Merriam Park Library. They look forward to a discussion about how we as a community understand our past and its implications for today.
Dr. Rachel Neiwert is an associate professor of history at St. Catherine University. Dr. Daniel Williams is an assistant professor of history at St. Catherine University.
Please register. A link to the meeting will be emailed to you prior to the event.
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