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Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota

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"Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota" is a profound anthology that captures the essence and evolution of the African American experience in Minnesota. Released in February 2015, this collection brings together the voices of forty-three black writers, ranging from historical figures like Nellie Stone Johnson, who fought for educational and economic rights, to contemporary poets and playwrights like Tish Jones and Kim Hines. Through a blend of essays, poems, and stories, these authors paint a vivid picture of their lives from the Harlem Renaissance to the era of America's first black president, weaving themes of racial justice, education equity, and economic justice. Each piece serves as a testament to the struggles and triumphs of the African American community in Minnesota, making it an essential read for high school students seeking to understand the broader dimensions of social justice and the unique perspectives within their own state. This anthology not only educates but inspires critical reflection and dialogue on the persistent issues of race and equality in America.
Published by Minnesota Historical Society Press on February 1, 2015
304 pages
ISBN: 9780873519731
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