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Minneapolis Ends Single-Family Zoning that Became Proxy for Race

Minneapolis City Council voted to eliminate single-family zoning, allowing residential structures with up to three dwelling units in every neighborhood, changing government-sanctioned racial housing segregation.  While the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1917 that zoning based on race was unconstitutional,…

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African American History Events, December 11, 2018

“Open Archive: Segregation in Princeton,” Princeton Public Library, 5:30-7:00 PM Explore original artifacts and archival materials that tell the story of segregation in Princeton – from businesses to schools to the local fight for civil rights. Presented in conjunction with…

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“The Tuskegee of the North”

Anne Levin recounts the history of The Bordentown School–Manual Training and Industrial School for Colored Youth, which was set on 400 acre and which combined a high level academic program with learning a trade.  In an interview, John Medley, a…

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The Worst Thing We’ve Ever Done Download

On the Media’s Brooke Gladstone talks to the Equal Justice Initiative’s Bryan Stevenson about what inspired him to create The Legacy Museum and memorial and to historian Sir Richard Evans about the denazification process in Germany after World War.  To listen to…

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The North’s Jim Crow

Andrew W. Kahrl, an associate professor of history and African-American studies at the University of Virginia, provides examples of preventing beach access to brown and black people to illustrate how town’s in the North use “quality of life” laws to…

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