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#Docuhistory: Jim Crow of the North


Apr 16 2020


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Watch Party & Twitter Conversation

Jim Crow of the North

PBS's Jim Crow of the North

#Docuhistory with Yohuru Williams and Sari Beth Rosenberg

The PBS documentary film, Jim Crow of the North (2019), explores the origins of housing segregation in the Minneapolis area and illustrates how African-American families and leaders resisted the practice and built community — within and despite — the red lines that these restrictive covenants created.

We invite teachers, parents, and students to use this page to view the film and explore the related resources below as part of their curriculum or home-schooling.

The #docuhistory series aims to create an informal space where teachers, students, and historians can join together to watch a documentary and discuss teaching and learning about the film's subject matter. The series is organized by Joe Schmidt, New York City Department of Education, @HSGlobalHistory, in collaboration with the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

We held a viewing and discussion of this movie on April 16, 2020. You can browse the discussion by searching the #docuhistory hashtag or by checking in with the discussion moderators Yohuru Williams (@yohuruwilliams) and Sari Beth Rosenberg (@saribethrose). The resources shared through this conversation have been gathered by Joe Schmidt.


Resource List

Jim Crow of the North (2019) | Watch on YouTube

University of Minnesota: Mapping Prejudice Project

Visualizing the hidden histories of race and privilege in the urban landscape

Visit the Site

Greed of Real Estate Interests the Reason for "Racial Covenants"

The New World, Feb. 5, 1948

Read the Article

Restrictive Covenants Stubbornly Stay on the Books

New York Times, Apr. 21, 2005

Read the Article

Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America

University of Richmond Digital Scholarship Lab

Visit the Site

Mapping Segregation

Flickr Gallery

View Gallery

Segregated by Design

A Film by Mark Lopez and Richard Rothstein

Watch the Film


Yohuru Williams

University of St. Thomas

Yohuru Williams is Dean and McQuinn Distinguished Chair of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. He tweets @yohuruwilliams. Bio Apr 2020...

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Sari Beth Rosenberg

Sari Beth Rosenberg is a New York City public high school history teacher, writer, and curriculum specialist. She tweets @saribethrose. BIO APR 2020...

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