Adam Bledsoe

College of Liberal Arts
Twin Cities

Award Year
2022
University Award
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
Research Title
Legacies of the Black Twin Cities: A Political History of the Present-Day
No Monument Location

This project contextualizes current Black activism in the Twin Cities by tracing the historical linkages between today’s Black political actors and institutions and the last century of political activity in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Drawing on interviews and a variety of archives, Adam Bledsoe charts out how the experiences and outcomes of previous generations of Black activism lay the groundwork for subsequent generations of activists and the current political landscape of the Twin Cities.