History Revealed: Black, Brown & Red Power

History Revealed: Black, Brown & Red Power
Jimmy Patino

Black, Brown and Red Power in the Twin Cities: Parallels, Intersections and Self-Determination in a Liberal Haven
Dr. Jimmy Patino

History Revealed Series
Program Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022
Video on YouTube

In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Roseville Library.

he Twin Cities evolved in a unique and dynamic historical conjuncture in the long 1960s as a site in which African American, American Indian and Mexican American communities were concentrated in an otherwise overwhelmingly white state. The emergence of Black Power, the American Indian Movement, and the Chicano Movement parallel and overlapping in a shared urban site speaks to the socio-political context of injustice. These dynamic movements built infrastructure to confront these shared forms of repression, but through their particular communities: The Way organization in the Black community, Centro Cultural Chicano in the Mexican community, and in several independent schools in the American Indian community. These institutions—also evident in the emergence of the Black Patrol, the AIM Patrol and the Brown Berets in addressing police violence—emerged independently but with points of convergence and direct interaction.

Making Minnesota: Natives, Settlers, Migrants, and Immigrants
The Ramsey County Historical Society, in partnership with the East Side Freedom Library, the Ramsey County Roseville Library and other community organizations, will present a series of programs and events during 2022 that will center on the experiences of indigenous people, African Americans, and immigrants in Ramsey County from the 1800s through the current day. programs which focus on the too often lost, erased, forgotten or misrepresented histories and stories of Ramsey County and the state of Minnesota. We expect these presentations to enrich and complicate our understanding of the development of the county and the state that we call home.


Past History Revealed Programs
More videos of some of our past History Revealed programs are available on the RCHS YouTube channel.
Ramsey County Historical Society Youtube Channel

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