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Author Talk With Anthony Scott: Minnesota’s Black Community in the 21st Century
April 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us for the second in a series of author talks with Anthony R. Scott, contributing author of “The Scott Collection” and the new book “Minnesota’s Black Community in the 21st Century” which recently won the R. Wayne Pace Human Resource Development Book of the Year Award. This is a monthly discussion. April’s guests are Reese Dyer, Shirlee Callender and Rose MaGee who will discuss their work experiences, community connections, and other ventures.
“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.
Through a collaborative effort of writers and photographers, the book profiles men, women, and youth from throughout the state and examines the myriad ways in which the Black community is engaged in Minnesota politics, business, and culture. Providing a snapshot look at African Americans today, the book offers inspiration for the future and looks forward to where we are heading. This program is presented in partnership with the Sabathani Senior Center and sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.