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MN Reads: "Minnesota's Black Community in the 21st Century" by Anthony R. Scott et al.

"You can't be what you don't see."

That's why Anthony Scott and Dr. Chaunda Scott are so dedicated to continuing their father's work. Walter Scott produced a series of books profiling the African-American community of the times (The Scott Collection: Minnesota's Black Community in the '50s, '60s, and '70s) and his children, already working with a non-profit called Minnesota's Black Community Project, released their new book this month.

This tribute to the movers and shakers in the community was released in a dramatically different time and climate than the one its authors might have forseen just a few months ago.

But Anthony Scott is undaunted. He's hoping his book will spur conversation and be a resource to understanding how this time fits into the context of the world. 

"This life requires all hands on deck," he says.

Minnesota's Black Community in the 21st Century by Anthony R. Scott, Dr. Chaunda L. Scott, and Dr. Charles E. Crutchfield III is published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

And you can listen again to our conversation with Anthony Scott about The Scott Collection here.

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.
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