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MinneCulture Presents

Jul 17, 2019 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Arts and Culture

With Micah Whetstone

A FIERY UNREST
By Nancy Rosenbaum

A Fiery Unrest

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A Fiery Unrest: Why Plymouth Avenue Burned by Nancy Rosenbaum

During the summer of 1967, Plymouth Avenue in North Minneapolis went up in flames. This was a period which would become known as the Long Hot Summer. Frustrations about racial discrimination and a lack of opportunity for black Americans were erupting on city streets across the country. Here in Minnesota, those tensions came to a head between July 19-21 on Plymouth Avenue. It was the commercial heart of a racially and ethnically mixed neighborhood; home to the city's largest concentration of African-American residents as well as many Jewish-owned businesses. For some black Minnesotans, Plymouth Avenue was a brick and mortar reminder of racial inequality that could no longer be silently tolerated. In this hour-long documentary, producer Nancy Rosenbaum examines what happened, why, and how people in Minneapolis responded.

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