Join the Minnesota Historical Society for a virtual publication celebration for Minnesota's Black Community in the 21st Century with Anthony Scott, Dr. Chaunda L. Scott, and Dr. Charles Crutchfield III in conversation with Insight News founder and publisher, Al McFarlane.

While African Americans comprise just five percent of the total population of Minnesota today, the state boasts many successful, creative, and influential African American residents who have left and continue to leave their mark in a wide range of professional and avocational pursuits. This book honors those individuals.

Minnesota's Black Community in the 21st Century shines a spotlight on African American individuals and organizations who are helping to build a better Minnesota. Continuing the tradition established by the pioneering books published by Walter R. Scott Sr. in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, the Minnesota Black Community Project highlights the contributions of contemporary Black Minnesotans in the fields of the arts, beauty and fashion, community service, education, entertainment, finance, government, labor, law and law enforcement, media and communications, medicine and health care, religion, social services, sports, science and technology, and more.

MNHS’S History At Home Author Talks: "Minnesota's Black Community in the 21st Century" Virtual Book Launch” will take place on Wednesday, July 15, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CST), and it is free and open to the public. RSVP as well as read more details on the Facebook event page. Visit MNHS’ online bookstore to purchase the book for $29.95. 

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