Listen to Tony The Scribe perform an unreleased song about the 4th Precinct Occupation

We enjoyed meeting with young MC/producer/organizer Tony (The Scribe) Williams in his backyard this week. He discussed then performed a powerful, unreleased song about his experiences at the 4th Precinct occupation last year. Please note that we're sharing a censored version and an explicit version of the song. You can decide which one best suits your comfort [...]

By |2019-03-12T16:12:28-05:00August 12th, 2016|Listen to This!, Poetry|Comments Off on Listen to Tony The Scribe perform an unreleased song about the 4th Precinct Occupation

6th graders teach us about redlining and the Minneapolis Lakers

In the last post from our partners at Ramsey Middle School, we learned about the Lee Family who were the first African-Americans to buy a house in South Minneapolis.  This week, they follow up on that report with an investigation into redlining -- the practice of mapping out which neighborhoods people of different ethnicities are allowed to [...]

By |2019-03-12T16:12:30-05:00July 19th, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on 6th graders teach us about redlining and the Minneapolis Lakers

Learn more about the Lee Family and the Mayday Parade

  This week, we present two strong recordings from our 6th-grade partners at Ramsey Middle School.  In the first, we learn about the history of the Lee Family.  In 1931, the Lees were one of the first African American families to purchase a home in South Minneapolis, and over the course of the next year they [...]

By |2019-03-12T16:12:30-05:00June 28th, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on Learn more about the Lee Family and the Mayday Parade