Minnesota’s Black Community in the 21st Century Book Launch

Join us 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. We’re honored to have Al McFarlane, founder and publisher of Insight News and host of Conversations with Al McFarlane as our special host!


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.

“’Minnesota’s Black Community’ in the 21st Century, continues the documentation of Black excellence by highlighting contemporary successful African Americans engaged in a broad range of crafts and professions. The book’s short biographies and photos capture as nothing else can all there is to celebrate in the present generation of Minnesota’s African American community. Together with Walter Scott’s legacy, we are blessed with a panoramic vision of a people’s indomitable pride, dignity, and steady advance. To experience this vision is to be inspired and filled with pride and hope for our future. Enjoy the books, see the vision, and give thanks.”
Jerry Freeman, senior editor, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

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